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‘Navalny’ Director Talks Shooting Harrowing Russian Dissident Doc: “We Were Catching Something Remarkable and Historic”

Despite having made only his second feature documentary, Navalny director Daniel Roher is good at pitches. Back in 2017 in an L.A. recording studio, Roher had to sell fellow Toronto native Robbie Robertson on his vision for a film about the rock legend. “Kid, let’s make trouble together,” Robertson eventually told the precocious director before […]

The Weeknd Tops Juno Awards With 5 Wins

The Weeknd may boycott future Grammy Awards, but the “Blinding Lights” singer swept the Juno Awards, the biggest night in Canadian music, on Sunday. The Toronto-born R&B superstar won for best artist and best album during a virtual telecast on the CBC network. The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) also owned the Junos weekend as […]

Toronto: ‘Once Were Brothers’ Director Touts Netflix-Rival Crave as Festival Opens

The Toronto Film Festival opened Thursday night with a gala screening of 'Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band.'

Toronto: Magnolia Pictures Nabs World Rights to Robbie Robertson Doc ‘Once Were Brothers’

Magnolia Pictures has picked up worldwide rights to 'Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band,' the opening night film at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The Band, Robbie Robertson Documentary to Open Toronto Film Fest

'Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band,' a feature documentary about the legendary musician and founding member of the influential group, is set to kick off the upcoming 44th annual Toronto International Film Festival as its opening night film.