Ain't In It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm

Directed by Jacob Hatley

Release Year: 2010
Running Time: 83
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: English [audio]
Closed Captioned: Yes
     

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Cast
Levon Helm
Billy Bob Thornton
Larry Campbell
Amy Helm
Teresa Williams
Barbara O'Brien

Crew
Produced by Ken Segna and Mary Posatko
Composed by Larry Campbell
Cinematographer Emily Topper
Directed by Jacob Hatley

Director Jacob Hatley's intimate documentary finds Levon Helm at home in Woodstock, NY, in the midst of creating his first studio album in 25 years. Shot during the course of two-plus years, this highly anticipated film focuses in on the four-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member after his 2007 comeback album, Dirt Farmer, brought him back to the spotlight.

Educational Reviews

"An engaging portrait of a charming raconteur with an easy laugh, this is recommended." - Video Librarian

Critical Acclaim

"...an affectionate tribute and a gift for fans..." - A.O. Scott, The New York Times

" it's impossible to imagine a more exquisite, honest, and beautifully detailed documentary about the life of Levon Helm than Jacob Hatley's Ain't in It for My Health." - Peter Gerstenzang (Village Voice)

"...an unsentimental, salt-of-the-earth tribute that keeps the beat in a way that would make this extraordinary journeyman beam." (four stars) - David Fear (Time Out NY)

"A captivating look at a musician hanging onto his art for dear life." - Daniel Carlson, Hollywood Reporter

"One of the most interesting and compelling portraits of a musician in a long time" - Josh Olson, Ain't it Cool News

Awards

  • Official Selection South by Southwest Film Festival

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