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Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm [Blu-ray] (2010)

Levon Helm , Billy Bob Thornton , Jacob Hatley  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Levon Helm, Billy Bob Thornton
  • Directors: Jacob Hatley
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Blu-ray, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Kino Lorber
  • DVD Release Date: October 8, 2013
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00E51KKNC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,979 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Director Jacob Hatley's intimate documentary finds rock and roll legend Levon Helm (The Band) at home in Woodstock, NY, in the midst of creating his first studio album in 25 years. Shot during the course of two-plus years, this highly anticipated film focuses in on the four-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member after his 2007 comeback album, Dirt Farmer, brought him back to the spotlight.

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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! July 30, 2013
By Bob B
Format:Blu-ray
Levon Helm lived a life in music, one that unfortunately ended too soon last year when he was 71 years old. But what a life! His career traced the entire arc of the rock and roll era, from his early years seeing Elvis, Sonny Boy and Bill Monroe as a kid in Arkansas, to his years on the road as a member of Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks, then leader of Levon And The Hawks, which became Dylan's first road band. Then The Hawks became The Band, the most respected band of the golden age of rock.

He played a decent guitar and a distinctive mandolin, but that voice! Levon was the voice of the American heartland, an iconic, craggy, lusty voice whether singing, acting and narrating, or just telling stories. And, oh yes, he was one the the very best drummers in the world. But his post-Band career, while artistically rich, left him ultimately broke, and in the late nineties cancer took his voice.

To pay the rent and medical bills, and just to play, he began hosting Midnight Rambles at his home in Woodstock, where he had a studio in his beautiful barn. Playing for a couple hundred people on Saturday nights, Levon came all the way back to the top, and along the way his voice came back. Sort of.

This beautiful and powerful documentary, filmed with Levon's full cooperation around 2008, finds him at home with his family and friends, learning of his nomination for a Grammy for his new album (he would win it, along with two more), laughing and telling stories with his friends and bandmates, and playing with some of the best musicians on the planet both in his barn and on tour.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Truly Beautiful Film August 28, 2013
By Jimmy
Format:DVD
Nobody, however skilled, can make a decent documentary about an individual, band or indeed event, if the subject matter doesn't create a fascinating story. However in the case of Levon Helm this was surely the director's least concern - indeed it would be difficult to make a bad film about this fascinating musical maverick. But in the hands of the previously unknown Jacob Hatley - clearly a man destined for big things - the incredible story of Levon and his music is treated with finesse, skill and feeling to create possibly the best music documentary to emerge this year.

There are now 3 classic documentaries available that tell the story of The Band or members thereof and which all fans of this American institution should be sure are in pride of place in their collections.

The Last Waltz (Special Edition)
Dylan, Bob - Down In The Flood
Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
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This documentary accomplishes something rare in a biographical story: it is uplifting and heartbreaking at the same time. Watching Levon simultaneously struggle with illness while continuing to live and love life and create and perform beautiful music is powerfully inspiring. Listening to the stories about the dark side of his history with The Band was heartbreaking, and the filmmaker gives us a nuanced look at how Levon deals with his legacy with pride, but also with some bitterness about the music business. In his unguarded moments, we can see that Levon is still heartbroken over the loss of Richard Manuel and Rick Danko, and the interview sequences with Rick's widow are a brilliant juxtaposition that meshes Levon's story with the demise of The Band and the era in which they breathed rarefied air. I thank the filmmaker for this heartwarming portrait, and I treasure this intimate record of a slice of the life - and tragic death - of a man and musician I have always admired and respected.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feels like missing a friend... August 13, 2013
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Great. No other words. I was priviledged to attend a few rambles before Levon left us. This documentary is a great reminder of what was lost and how it should continue!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Honest and true August 27, 2013
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Incredible story about a complex and talented artist. Levon Helm is so authentically American he should be on a unit of currency and this movie does him justice
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intimate and revealing... September 12, 2013
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Imagine: Sitting on a back porch with Levon Helm, that is the feel of this fine documentary. Enjoy the ups and downs of one of rock and roll's great ambassadors shortly before his passing. 5 stars, easily.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh Levon August 17, 2013
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You can not help but love Levon for his work and who he is. The movie gives you a glimpse into how hard it was to be him. It some ways it is difficult to watch. This is as real a documentary as you'll seel. Amazing. Worth all the money.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must see for every Levon Helm fan August 15, 2013
By john
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A look inside the voice! You get to see a side of Levon like never before, from great concert footage to home life. A gritty chronicle of Levons last years that show you just how much a single man can change to history of music. Dont rent this title buy it, you will want to watch it over and over. Best film I have seen in years
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Beautiful.
Published 9 days ago by Constant Traveler
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent movie, fast service
Published 14 days ago by Jeff Wagner
4.0 out of 5 stars love anything by or about Levon
Big fan, love anything by or about Levon!
Published 15 days ago by Karl
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Interesting but not compelling.
Published 24 days ago by Dwight Entwistle
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
the best what a man
Published 28 days ago by rod king
4.0 out of 5 stars Levon Helm
I'm a big fan of the Band and Levon was a big part of that band. He's just one of those good ole boys from the south and I like that about him . Read more
Published 1 month ago by ames Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars The life blood of The Band
This is about the last years of Levon's life along with his many accomplishments along the way. If you loved Levon, you will love this DVD.
Published 2 months ago by C.Galeano
5.0 out of 5 stars levon helm
A wonderful human film .. with real music. We will all have to face our death and Levon is funny witty and full of life. Thank you
Published 2 months ago by big burd 44
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic documentary!
Loved this movie from beginning to end! Wonderful music, conversations and view into Levon Helm's life and the life of his band and friends.
Published 2 months ago by Diane K. Seaman
5.0 out of 5 stars levon
well....as far as movies go...or documentaries....this one gets right down to the bone....its happy its sad it interesting its enterrtaining......if you loved THE BAND... Read more
Published 3 months ago by jimmy three
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