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Baichwal, de Pencier to direct Tragically Hip doc

The feature, produced by Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn, will roll out across the media co.'s platforms and in theatres in 2017.
November 1, 2016

It’s been a month since fans of Canadian rock group The Tragically Hip first learned a feature documentary of the band’s final, cross-Canada tour is in the works.

Now new details have emerged in relation to the Bell Canada-commissioned project, tentatively titled Man Machine Poem. Namely, Jennifer Baichwal (Manufactured Landscapes) and Nicholas de Pencier (Black Code) have come on board to direct the film.

The documentary is produced by Banger Films’ Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn, in association with Shed Creative, a division of Universal Music Canada.

The documentary special, produced in 4K, will premiere across Bell channels and platforms, including The Movie Network, MUCH and CTV, in 2017 before moving exclusively to CraveTV.

Elevation Pictures will distribute the film internationally and is planning a special theatrical release in Canada next year.

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