Last night, the documentary Music is the Medicine had its Canadian broadcast debut on APTN after the film successfully toured the festival circuit for the last six weeks. Here at RPM we were thrilled to see Music is the Medicine on the little screen, and celebrated it reaching viewers across Canada.
It’s a great film with a great story – a slice of the life that Mohawk blues artist Derek Miller lives.
Because RPM’s beginnings are thanks to this film, we’ve been proudly sharing Music is the Medicine content for the past two months. Last night’s broadcast brings that thread of content to a close – but don’t worry, we’ll still be bringing you the latest and greatest on Derek as he is always up to something good.
Interested in more? Here’s what RPM has shared during this time:
Music is the Medicine: The Derek Miller Story – a brief history on the origins of RPM and our ties to the film.
RPM at imagineNATIVE 2011 – RPM was in Toronto to present the world premiere of the film at the 2011 imagineNATIVE festival.
RPM Podcast #011: “Music is the Medicine” – an entire episode of the RPM podcast dedicated to the man himself, featuring an exclusive, in depth interview with Derek.
Rod Ruel Talks Music is the Medicine – another exclusive interview, this time with the film’s producer Rod Ruel on his experience making the film.
We hope you enjoyed the film as much as we do!