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Long Time Running – Reception and Film Screening


Tue 5 Dec 2017, 5:30pm–8:15pm

Where: National Film and Sound Archive, 1 McCoy Circuit, Acton, ACT

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: CanadaDownUnder

Long Time Running is a feature documentary film that follows the tragically hip’s iconic 2016 cross-Canada tour and final concert in their hometown of Kingston, after the band’s announcement that lead singer Gord Downie was diagnosed with incurable brain cancer. The film, which centres on a call to action on Indigenous Reconciliation, premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

Blending interviews, verité, intimate behind-the-scenes moments, abstraction, fan testimonials, audience experience and performance footage, the film charts the path from the first tenuous rehearsal in Toronto to the triumphant rendition of Ahead By A Century in Kingston, watched by 11.7 million Canadians, the second largest broadcast audience in Canadian history.

The High Commission of Canada in Australia is delighted to join with other diplomatic missions around the world to screen the film, which is a powerful homage to The Tragically Hip, to Canada and to the power of music to unite us.

A reception will be held at the National Film and Sound Archive from 5:30–6:15pm, followed by the screening of Long Time Running in the Arc Cinema at 6:30pm. Both the reception and film screening are free events but bookings are essential via the "Online Bookings" link above. The film is unclassified.