A New Levon Helm Documentary Will Open on April 19
Ain’t In It For My Health, the long-awaited film about Levon Helm’s final years, will have its grand opening at New York’s Cinema Village on Friday, April 19. The opening falls on the first anniversary of The Band drummer’s passing.
The film, directed by Jacob Hatley, was shot over a two-year period shortly before Helm’s death. After the Cinema Village screening, the film will open in select cities. Ain’t In It For My Health follows Helm as he deals with the burdens of renewed celebrity, continuing financial obligation and returning health problems. Of the film, longtime Helm collaborator and musical director Larry Campbell says, “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.” As previously reported, Garth Hudson and several of Helm’s other collaborators will mark the anniversary of the drummer’s passing with a show at Tarrytown, NY’s Music Hall on April 19.