• Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm (2010)

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Release Date: 2010

DVD Release Date: October 8th, 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 23 min

Plot Summary
Having overcome drugs, bankruptcy, a bout with throat cancer and other hard knocks, Levon Helm, founding member of the Band, works on his first studio album in 25 years at his home studio in Woodstock, N.Y.

Director: Jacob Hatley

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 80

    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

  • 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

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