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Virtual Theater: Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band Part of the Virtual Theater
We miss seeing you at the movies! While the John & Nancy Hughes Theater is closed for the time being, we thought we would team up with Magnolia Pictures to bring you the next best thing–virtual theater!
ABOUT THE FILM:
ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND is a confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robertson’s young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. The film is a moving story of Robertson’s personal journey, overcoming adversity and finding camaraderie alongside the four other men who would become his brothers in music, together making their mark on music history. ONCE WERE BROTHERS blends rare archival footage, photography, iconic songs and interviews with Robertson’s friends and collaborators including Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and more.
“TRIUMPHANT. Robertson deeply dissects The Band’s magic and dysfunction.”
“DEMANDS TO BE SEEN. The story of the rise and disintegration of the Band turns out to be as compelling as its spectacular music. Just watching and listening to the group tearing through their classic ‘Up on Cripple Creek’ near the documentary’s opening, alive with the pleasure of making great music with one another, is enough to joyously lift you out of your seat.”
–Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
“A gripping saga of triumph and tribulation. Captures the story with vigorous urgency and passion that fits the music itself.”
-Alex Biese, USA Today
TO STREAM THIS FILM & SUPPORT GORTON VISIT: https://www.magnoliapictures.com/gortoncenter-oncewerebrothers
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is a virtual cinema?
A virtual cinema is a new way for audiences to watch our latest releases from the safety of their homes during this unprecedented time while also supporting their local independent theater. We love and miss independent theaters as much as you do. That’s why 100% of net proceeds through April 2 will go back to your theater!
How do I watch the film?
All you have to do is click the Rent button, enter your email address and your credit card or PayPal information. That’s it! Once the film is rented, it will be available to view for 30 days and you’ll have 72 hours to finish once you’ve started watching. Every rental is $12.
Will my rental help my local theater?
Yes! We want to help local independent theaters as much as we can during this period. 100% of net proceeds through April 2 will go back to participating theaters.
How do I watch the film?
You can easily watch on your computer, smartphone, or tablet, or cast to your Apple TV or Google Chromecast.
If you have an Apple TV, make sure that it’s connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the device you used to purchase the film. Then, click in the playback window and select your Apple TV.
If you have a Google Chromecast, make sure that it’s connected to the Wi-Fi network as the device you used to purchase the film. Then, click in the playback window and select your Google Chromecast.
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Film and Event Refund and Cancellation Policy: There is no refund given for unused film or event tickets.
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