A documentary about Levon Helm is due to air in America later this month.
Called Ain’t in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm, the documentary was directed by Jacob Hatley, who trailed Helm for two years during the recording of his Electric Dirt album.
In a statement reported on Rolling Stone, Helm’s collaborator and musical director Larry Campbell said, “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.”
The documentary will premier at New York’s Cinema Village on Friday, April 19 – the first anniversary of The Band drummer’s passing – before showing in select cities in the US.
There is no news yet as to when, and how, it will be available to UK viewers.
The anniversary of Helm’s death will also be marked by Garth Hudson and several of Helm’s other collaborators, who will play a show at Tarrytown, New York’s Music Hall on April 19. The show, called “Songs Of The Band”, will honour Helm as well as his other, deceased former Band colleagues, Rick Danko and Richard Manuel. Tickets and more information about the show can be found on the venue’s website.