Despite his flashes of bitterness, the Helm captured here seems like a man at peace with where he ended up — however taxing the road that brought him, however many friends lost or discarded along the way. show more
It’s a sympathetic portrait of an artist whose heart lay more with new work than old glories, right up to the end. show more
Unfortunately, Hatley chooses not to offer much context or background history regarding that or other aspects of Helm’s half-century career, other than archival footage of Helm and the Band in their prime, press clippings, and comments from the Band “biographer,” Barney Hoskyns. show more
June 29, 2013 cp00000000155076
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If you love Levon Helm, his distinct and recognizable voice alone is reason enough to see this film. Beyond that, it chronicles his final days as a \"working\" musician (one who loves to play live, not just in the studio) and how he dealt with his battle with throat cancer. Great concert footage also.
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