Tragically Hip fans still gutted over the untimely death of Hip frontman Gord Downie from brain cancer last month can ease a little of the pain with two upcoming releases. UMC will release the documentary “Long Time Running” on Dec. 1, followed by the band's farewell concert film “A National Celebration” on Dec. 24.
Broadway World reports on Nov. 10 that the 16-time Juno winner's two upcoming releases were filmed during the band's 2016 farewell tour of Canada, which launched July 22 in Victoria, B.C., and wrapped up Aug. 20 in Kingston, Ont., in support of their final chart-topping studio album Man Machine Poem, released last summer. Directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, “Long Time Running” follows the beloved Canuck alt-rockers during their 15-city tour of Canada, while “A National Celebration” captures The Hip's poignant farewell performance in their hometown at Kingston's K-Rock Centre.
“Long Time Running” debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival prior to its Canadian theatrical release this past fall. It will air in Canada on Nov. 12 via CTV at 8 p.m. ET and internationally on Nov. 12 via Netflix.
“A National Celebration” features the entire 30-song setlist of The Hip's farewell concert in Kingston. Originally broadcast live in Canada via CBC, the concert was a historic occasion in Canada and drew one of the largest television viewing audiences in the network's history.
“Long Time Running is available for preorder here in standard and deluxe editions in digital, DVD and Blu-Ray formats. Fans can check out the official film trailer for “Long Time Running" above.
“A National Celebration” is available in a standalone digital, DVD and Blu-Ray formats. To preorder, click here. For all the latest details on The Tragically Hip, click here and for more information on Gord Downie, click here.