Long Time Running

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  97 min.
Release Date: September 14, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 4.44
based on 20 votes and 4 reviews
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Following lead singer Gord Downie's announcement that he was battling incurable brain cancer, iconic Canadian band The Tragically Hip went on a now-legendary 2016 tour that captured the heart of Canadians.

The film goes backstage to give a unique and exclusive perspective into The Tragically Hip’s world, as they admit that they had doubts Gord would be in good enough health to be able to perform so many concerts. We get glimpses behind-the-scenes and on-stage footage, personal interviews with the band and close friends, as well as discussions with and reactions from their die-hard fans across the country.

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Canada. The directors, crew and The Tragically Hip are Canadian. 

Director: Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producer(s): Scot McFadyen, Rachel McLean
Screenplay: Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier

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  • 5 stars "Fantastic documentary. The only bad part is that if you're a Hip fan through and through, you might not be able to view it through those tears you're miserably failing to choke back."
  • 5 stars "So if you happen to score this documentary low you should consider throwing on your hockey jersey and heading down to pub and tell everyone openly you dislike it. With that said I’m sure a good Canadian boy will take that jersey and pull it over your head and lay the knuckles to you."
  • 5 stars "Great documentary of a great Canadian rock band led by a great poet, lyricist, rock star and Canadian man, who was taken from this world far too soon. R.I.P., Gord Downie."
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