Photo: Ahron R. FosterA new documentary about late Band singer/drummer Levon Helm is expected to hit theaters in North America early next year. Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm offers an in-depth portrait of the influential roots rocker, who **** this past April at age 71 after a long battle with cancer.
Directed by Jacob Hatley, the movie was shot over a two-year-plus period in the wake of the release of Helm's award-winning 2007 solo album, Dirt Farmer. The flick includes footage of the acclaimed musician at his home and studios in Woodstock, New York, where he and his backing band hosted the now famous series of intimate concerts called the Midnight Ramble.
"Jacob was the perfect fly on the wall for many months as we experienced the ups and downs of a wonderful time in all our lives," says Helm band guitarist and musical director Larry Campbell. "The result is a rare, artful, and honest glimpse into the fascinating world of one of our true American treasures, Levon Helm."
After its theatrical run, Ain't in It for My Health is slated to be made available to video-on-demand outlets and released as a home video during the summer of 2013.
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