In this short documentary about The Tragically Hip, director David Battistella
uses a split-screen and acid-etched colours to distil the iconic Canadian
band’s essence. After decades together, through hotels, highways, gigs and
recording sessions, The Hip’s members have forged a powerful brotherhood.
"These guys are my life partners, musically" says bass guitarist Gord
Sinclair. The Hip's brand of straight-ahead rock and roll has catapulted the
band to international stardom, and ensured them a place in Canadian musical
history, but at heart, they remain a bunch of guys from Kingston, Ontario,
making music together just for fun.
This film was produced for the 2008 Governor General's Performing Arts Award.
2008, 07 min 28 s
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