Calling All Hip Fans! … to the Grand Old North Park Theatre in Buffalo New York

THE TRAGICALLY HIP: LONG TIME RUNNING Finally Comes to the U.S. for One Week Only! – November 3rd thru November 9th, 9:30 p.m. each night (or a little after)

A Brief Foreword by Doug Draper, publisher, Niagara At Large

Posted November 3rd, 2017

The tickets for the week-long run of this moving documentary on last year’s Farewell Tour of Gord Downie and The Tragicaally Hip have been selling out rapidly, with only a limted number left for the week nights next week, according to one of the North Park Theatre’s managers.

There is, as I’ve noted for some time now, a great deal of love for this iconic Canadian band in Buffalo, where it made some of its earliest bar tour appearances outside of its native Kingston, Ontario at the still popular Nietzche’s club, still going strong in the city’s Allentown district.

In the two weeks following Gord Downie’s death this September, just a few blocks away from the historic North Park Theatre where the Hip documentary is showing on Hertel Avenue, many people from the Buffalo area were laying flowers, lighting candles and signing a memorial book at large mural of Gord Downie, painted on the side of a building.

Watch the Trailer for the Documentary Long Time Running

And now line-ups for tickets to see the documentary here.

Now for the North Park Theatre’s promo on the documentary, followed by a link for more information and where to call for tickets –

Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip bid their fans an emotional farewell in this powerful look inside their final tour.

A story of strength, defiance and the powerful bonds of rock-‘n’-roll.”
– The Toronto Star

“On every level, Long Time Running offers something new to the rock doc genre and to Tragically Hip enthusiasts.”
Sarah Kurchak, Consequence of Sound

“In the end – and this may well be the end – Long Time Running is about perseverance, both the band’s and Downie’s.”
Brad Wheeler, The Globe and Mail

“Hip fans will enjoy not only the behind-the-scenes footage of Downie getting ready for each night’s show on the trek but the entire group’s collective memory of their 30-year personal and professional journey.”
Jane Stevenson, Toronto Sun

“It is deeply sad and positively triumphant. It’s everything we need it to be.”
Norman WilnerNOW Toronto

>From Elevation Pictures:

Playing at the North Park Theatre on Hertel Avenue in Buffalo, New York

LONG TIME RUNNING is a feature documentary film that follows The Tragically Hip’s iconic 2016 Man Machine Poem 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 begins at the press conference announcing Downie’s illness, and we learn from doctors James Perry and D.J. Cook about his diagnosis and prognosis, neither of which remotely suggest the possibility of an ambitious arena tour for Canada’s most popular band.

Downie’s memory is severely compromised from brain surgery, and the ongoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments are exhausting and debilitating.

Through interviews with Downie, his brother Patrick, bandmates Paul Langlois, Rob Baker, Johnnie Fay and Gord Sinclair, as well as managers and key crew, we follow the improbable, courageous and inspiring journey of a tour which happened through sheer force of will, determination and grace, too—along with the deep mutual dedication between the band and their fans. The tour sells out in minutes as the nation prepares for a rock and roll reckoning for the ages.

Blending interviews, verité, intimate behind-the-scenes moments, abstraction, fan testimonials, audience experience and performance footage, we chart 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.

We go across the country, from Heriot Bay to Gros Morne to Moosonee to explore this shared national experience. The band and the “tour family” of technicians and managers reflect on their long careers as they cross the country like they have so many times before, with the poignancy of the probable finality of this trip threatening to well up and overtake the moment. And the fans reflect on what this band and their music means to them.

For more info on tragically hip tour documentary at north park theatre in Buffalo, New York, click onhttps://www.northparktheatre.org/long-time-running/ .

For story on the Buffalo mural on Hertel Avenue, click onhttp://buffalonews.com/2017/09/29/hertel-avenue-mural-features-gord-downie-of-the-tragically-hip/.

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