TIFF ’17: Netflix picks up “Long Time Running”

The Banger Films-produced documentary premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival tonight.
September 13, 2017

Netflix has acquired world streaming rights to Banger Films’ Long Time Running, excluding Canada.

The feature documentary that follows The Tragically Hip on their final cross-Canada tour in 2016 premieres tonight at 9 p.m. at Roy Thompson Hall as part of the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

Netflix will release the film globally on Nov. 26.

Elevation Pictures, meanwhile,  is releasing the film theatrically in Canada beginning tomorrow (Sept. 14). Bell Media commissioned the doc in November 2016 and will air on CTV later this fall, though a premiere date has yet to be announced.

Directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, Long Time Running is produced by Banger’s Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn, in association with Shed Creative, a division of Universal Music Canada. Exec producers on the film are McFadyen, Dunn, Bell Media’s Randy Lennox, Bernie Breen, Patrick Sambrook, Jeffrey Remedios, Dave Harris, Naveen Prasad and Jeremy Smith.


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