This short film pays tribute to Rush, one of rock's most successful and popular bands of all-time. 'Humility' and 'rock and roll' don't usually appear together, yet the members of Rush (Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, and Alex Lifeson), reflect here on a career of making music built on craft, heart and an uncompromised commitment to push the limits - to always 'get better'.
Produced by the National Film Board of Canada in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation on the occasion of the 2012 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.
Ages 12 to 17
Arts Education - Music
Health/Personal Development - Careers & Education
Health/Personal Development - Identity
Discuss the statement, “Music groups people together.” Have students complete a survey about their interests; examine commonalities within the class and discuss what draws them to particular things. Discuss the significance of having heroes when pursuing a goal, and then have students identify personal heroes and create homages to them. Identify elements distinguishing Canadian rock from music by artists from other nations; screen the NFB films Bryan Adams: Bare Bones and Family Band (about the Tragically Hip) for further investigation.