October 26th, 2017

Robert John Paterson

Illustration by Robert John Paterson

Following the announcement of Gord Downie’s terminal brain cancer, the final stop on the Tragically Hip’s Man Machine Poem tour was seen by 11.7 million Canadians from across the country. The televised Tragically Hip concert on August 20 was an important moment for many Canadians. How did this event impact you?

Join us on October 26 for a pre-film discussion about the Tragically Hip and their Canadian legacy followed by a screening of LONG TIME RUNNING at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema.

THE FILM: In 2015, The Tragically Hip’s iconic frontman Gord Downie revealed he was battling incurable brain cancer. The following year the band set out on a final tour across Canada that captured hearts across the nation. In support of their album Man Machine Poem, The Tragically Hip went on to play 15 shows culminating in a historic final concert in Kingston broadcast on CBC to over 10 million viewers. In Long Time Running, filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier (Watermark, Act of God) capture the magic of the shows as well as the ups and downs of the band’s emotional journey.

PRE-FILM SOCIAL: Meet in the basement of The Labyrinth Lounge for 7:00pm for an intimate pre-film discussion about the Tragically Hip and the Canadian identity.

Where were you on August 20, 2016?
How did this tour impact your connection with Tragically Hip fans and fellow Canadians?
Can this experience ever be replicated in the future?
What role does the Tragically Hip (or other bands and musicians you love) play in your life?

We have a lot of questions and are excited to hear about your experience.

TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased online and at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers box office. Use the promo code HARVARDSEAL in-person or online for a reduced rate!

Please note that the promo code only applies to the October 26 screening at 8:45PM.

New to the club or coming alone? Let us know. We’ll make sure someone is there to greet you at the door. All friends are welcome! We love friends!

More info at Hot Docs and our Facebook Page