Following their fine documentary on Said the Whale, Winning America, Brent Hodge and Jon Siddall have turned their camera on another local success story for a documentary airing on the CBC on August 25.
What Happens Next captures Dan Mangan and his killer band (guitarist Gord Grdina, bassist Colin Cowan, drummer Kenton Loewen, keyboardist Tyson Naylor, and JP Carter leading the horn section) in the lead up to his massive Orpheum show last November, after 42 days on the road in support of Oh Fortune.
According to the blurb accompanying a trailer, posted earlier today, the multiple Juno winner invites some friends over for a poker game the night before the big show, whence they ponder “ideas of fate, destiny and the daunting question… what happens next?” And yes, we really did just use the word whence.
We assume the film includes scenes of nudity and extreme violence, but there’s been no confirmation yet from the CBC.
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