Testimony is a revealing documentary about Robbie Robertson, one of the founding members of the legendary rock group The Band. The film is a confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of of Robertson’s young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music.
A half-Mohawk, half-Jewish kid from Toronto, Robertson got his break at 16 with Ronnie Hawkins’ Hawks. He was Dylan’s guitarist on the notorious “electric” world tour and as leader of the The Band, collaborated on the ground breaking Basement Tapes, invented “Americana”, with songs like The Weight and Up on Cripple Creek. It all culminated with the seminal concert and film, The Last Waltz.
The film blends animation, rare archival footage, and the participation of many of Robertson’s friends and collaborators, including Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Martin Scorsese, Taj Mahal, Peter Gabriel, Jimmy Vivino, David Geffen and Ronnie Hawkins, among others.
Director Daniel Roher
Producers Peter Raymont, Andrew Munger
Co-Produced with Universal Music/Shed Media
Executive Producers Jared Levine, Michael Levine, David Harris
Inspired by Testimony: A Memoir by Robbie Robertson (Knopf, 2016)