Long Time Running
|Long Time Running|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Jennifer Baichwal|
Nicholas de Pencier
|Produced by||Rachel McLean|
|Starring||The Tragically Hip|
|Music by||The Tragically Hip|
|Cinematography||Nicholas de Pencier|
|Edited by||Roland Schlimme|
|Distributed by||Bell Media|
Long Time Running is a Canadian documentary film, directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier. The film profiles the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip during their Man Machine Poem Tour of 2016, which followed the band's announcement of lead singer Gord Downie's cancer diagnosis.
The film takes its name from "Long Time Running", a song from the band's 1991 album Road Apples.
Backstory to the making of the film
Baichwal and de Pencier, who have known the band for over 20 years, were asked to create the documentary just five days before the beginning of the tour. In an interview on the red carpet prior to its TIFF debut, the filmmakers noted that they had little opportunity to prepare, and likened the circumstances to "running away and...joining the circus."
Following its premiere at TIFF, the film began a brief theatrical run. It was originally scheduled to air on CTV on November 12, 2017, but following Downie's death on October 17 and its announcement the following day, CTV advanced its television premiere to October 20.
On September 13, 2017, ahead of its TIFF premiere, Netflix announced that the film would debut internationally on its streaming service beginning November 29. This deal was not inclusive of Canada, where streaming rights will be held by CraveTV.
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