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7 November 2022 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


67min, Documentary
Dave Conlon

Staircase Theatre. 7pm, $10
27 Dundurn St. N, Hamilton

From his upbringing as a young boy in Quebec, Bob Lanois had music in his life from the very beginning. Working on projects with everyone from Emmylou Harris to U2, The Tragically Hip and so many more, Bob Lanois always became a major part of the family of any given project that he was involved in. In Southern Ontario Canada, near the Niagara Escarpment is one of the most scenic roads in the area, Snake Road. It was here, along Snake Road that Bob Lanois planted his roots in 1988. With his own hands and inventiveness, Bob designed and built his own cabin, “The Shack” as he called it.
Bob Lanois’ extraordinary life is told through stories, photos and video footage and interviews by some of Bob's closest friends and collaborators.

Featuring interviews with:
Alan Cross
Daniel Lanois
Edgar Breau of Simply Saucer
Bob Doidge of Grant Avenue Studio
Paul Langlois of The Tragically Hip
Rachel Heart
Tom Wilson
John-Angus MacDonald & Jack Syperek of The Trews
Glen Marshall
And a musical tribute from Sweden by Stephen Sahlin of Big Is Less

Starting with the creation of Master Sound Recordings with his brother Daniel in the basement of their mothers home, to the legendary Grant Avenue Studio in Hamilton and then The Bunker and Mule Spinner at Hamilton’s Cotton Factory and his very own Shack Studio, Bob Lanois: Snake Road tells the story of a life well lived, by a man who was loved by so many.

In the Fall of 2021, Dave Conlon: Canadian Photographer, Film Maker and owner of the website Freaktography.com learned of a vacant cabin in the woods near Burlington, Ontario. Upon learning that this cabin was owned and formerly lived in by Canadian artist, musician and sound engineer Bob Lanois, Dave decided to dig in and produce his first ever feature documentary film and to tell the story of Bob Lanois.


7 November 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Hamilton Film Festival
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Wheelchair accessible


The Staircase
27 Dundurn St North
Hamilton, L8R 3C9
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