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Director Mat Whitecross brings Oasis's story to the big screen

A new documentary takes a look at one of rock music's most famed and controversial bands.
Mat Whitecross's new film Oasis: Supersonic takes a look at one of rock music's most famous and controversial bands. (AFP/Getty Images)

When Mat Whitecross first started filming his documentary on British band Oasis, he thought he could get brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher together in one room — and he almost did.

"When we first started talking to Noel, we thought maybe the relationship between them two was thawing," he explains. "We thought they were maybe going to do a reunion tour or something but three or four weeks later, they started fighting again."

That tumultuous relationship didn't end up manifesting in one room, but it's all over the resulting film Oasis: Supersonic. But, for Whitecross, this worked out in his favour.

"It made the film easier to make," Whitecross continues. "We had over 20 hours of interviews with each brother and we created, artistically and artificially, this conversation between the two of them where we had much more control and we got deeper than if we put them in the same room.

"I felt like I was the parent, trying not to take sides and trying to control the situation!" 

Oasis: Supersonic is in Canadian theatres tonight only. Below is a list of cities hosting screenings: 

Toronto
Vancouver
Montreal
Calgary
Edmonton
Winnipeg
Ottawa
Halifax
Victoria
Fredericton
St. John
St. John's
Moncton
Windsor
Waterloo
Guelph
London
Kingston
Niagara Falls
Ancaster
Barrie
Oakville
Peterborough
Sudbury
Thunder Bay
Oshawa
Ste. Foy
Laval

Famous sibling rivalries

CBC Music's Jon Dekel detailed some more famous sibling rivalries in music including The Everly Brothers, The Kinks, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Kings of Leon. Hit play above to hear the full segment following Whitecross's interview. 

WEB EXTRA | Watch the trailer for Oasis: Supersonic below.

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