Stay Awhile is a phenomenal documentary. It is about a Canadian band, The Bells, who were the first musical group from north of the border to play the legendary Copacabana in New York City. This was long before Canadians even had a clue that The Bells (Ann, Jackie, Cliff, Doug & Gordie) existed.
Stay Awhile is a documentary put together by the youngest daughter of two of the band members. Bringing the band together almost fifty years later without a snippet of animosity between the members is astonishing. Everyone seems to still genuinely care for one another. So much so, that even as skeletons were being revealed they weren't allowed to simply clatter to the floor as they exited the closet.
Stay Awhile was The Bells gold record smash hit. It set an impossible standard for the band as a whole. It was an even more impossible standard to achieve as Cliff soon found out after wandering off on his own solo career.
The Bells, with their beautifully harmonizing vocals, are inviting you to Stay Awhile.
HOT DOCS Screening Times
Friday, April 24th, 2015 - 9:30 p.m. - Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Saturday, April 25th, 2015 - 3:00 p.m. - Royal Cinema
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 - 3:45 p.m. - Hart House Theatre
*The Bells - 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection was recently released in a digitally re-mastered version by Universal Music Canada. It is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and Rdio.