Director Leigh Brooks
Canada | 2023 | 90 mins. | English
Fri., Sept. 8, Roy Thomson Hall, 2 pm.
Sat., Sept. 9, Scotiabank Theatre, 11:30 am
Fri., Sept. 15, Scotiabank Theatre, 12:05 pm
The multiplatinum Canadian rock band, who have sold over 50 million albums worldwide, have always had a sense of humour about the extreme response people have to their music. The recent Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees — who also have an exhibit at Calgary’s National Music Centre celebrating their 30-plus years as a band, and are currently touring behind their latest album, Get Rollin’ — also have the opening night gala film for TIFF. “Hate to Love: Nickelback doesn’t shy away from the band’s topsy-turvy legacy, but it also finds enthusiastic advocates in the likes of actor Ryan Reynolds and Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan,” the synopsis reads. The band is also playing a free show on Sept. 8 outside Bell TIFf Lightbox from 7–8 p.m.