In this short documentary about The Tragically Hip, director David Battistella uses a split-screen and acid-etched colours to distil the iconic Canadian bandâ€™s essence. After decades together, through hotels, highways, gigs and recording sessions, The Hipâ€™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.
Why the heck is this so short? Where is the rest? I would buy the DVD if it were an hour long show.