Family Band

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.

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David Battistella
David Battistella
Gerry Flahive
prise de vues
Monica Guddat
David Battistella
Igal Petel
montage son
Steve Payne
mixeur du repiquage
Dustin Harris
Katherine Kasirer
David Bastedo
Laurie Brown
producteur exécutif
Silva Basmajian