Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm, directed by Jacob Hatley, finds the musician thrust into the spotlight after a Grammy nomination and increasing popularity, but he is also now forced to confront the dark times after The Band’s demise. He’s haunted by throat cancer, bankruptcy, drug addiction and the tragic loss of band mates Richard Manuel and Rick Danko.
The film will make its world premier at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin, TX, from March 12 – 21. A schedule of show times will be announced at a later date.
American musical icon Levon Helm recently won his second consecutive Grammy Award in the category of “Best American Album” for Electric Dirt, his second release on Vanguard/Dirt Farmer Music. Win or lose, he is an artist who will not go quietly into the night.