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Music video accidental docu-helmer Jacob Hatley will get to see his debut film, Ain’t In It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm make the leap from the film fest circuit into theaters thanks to the folks at Kino Lorber. Originally assigned to make the music video for 2010′s Electric Dirt, Hatley ended up befriending the artist staying with the artist for the better part of three roller-coaster years. Here’s a SXSW interview with the filmmaker who describes just that process. An early/mid 2013 release is planned.
Gist: Hatley’s docu focuses on Helm, the founding member of The Band, after his 2007 resurgence following the release of his Grammy-winning “Dirt Farmer” folk album as he works on his new record at home in Woodstock, NY, amid financial and health problems. Helm died of cancer in April of 2012.
Worth Noting: Obviously his debut to the big screen began with The Last Waltz, »
- Eric Lavallee
Yesterday was all about the Cannes lineup, so we've got quite a bit of news to catch up with today. First and foremost, Cinema Scope has relaunched its site with a healthy selection of pieces from Issue 50, which cinephiles lucky enough to be holding a print copy have been talking about for weeks now. Editor Mark Peranson: "So to commemorate 50 issues, I came up with the silly (not stupid) idea of deciding on the best 50 filmmakers currently working under the age of 50 (or the top, or the greatest — I've spent far too much time pondering this silly adjective). I'm anticipating heaps of criticism for this in the blogosphere, but I hope this leads to a little discussion outside of the pages of this magazine, and provides a snapshot of where cinema finds itself today."
2 items from 2012
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