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19 April 2013 (USA) See more »
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A documentary on Levon Helm, a founding member of The Band, at home in Woodstock in the midst of creating his first studio album in 25 years. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Larry Campbell ... Himself
Jay Collins ... Himself
Elizabeth Danko ... Herself
Amy Helm ... Herself

Levon Helm ... Himself
Barney Hoskyns ... Himself
Barbara O'Brien ... Herself

Billy Bob Thornton ... Himself
Libby Titus ... Herself
Teresa Williams ... Herself

Directed by
Jacob Hatley 
 
Produced by
Albert Berger .... executive producer
Stephen Brower .... producer
Mary Posatko .... producer
Kenneth Segna .... producer
Kevin Welk .... executive producer
Ron Yerxa .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Emily Topper 
 
Film Editing by
Tom Vickers  (as Thomas Vickers)
 
Sound Department
David V. Butler .... supervising sound editor
Philip W. Davis .... sound mixer
Cameron Frankley .... sound re-recording mixer
Dennis Haggerty .... sound mixer
 
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Sean McCarter .... on-line editor
Darin Wooldridge .... digital colorist
 
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Fred Jasper .... music clearances
Fred Jasper .... music supervisor
 
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Karen Shatzkin .... legal services
Greg Victoroff .... clearance attorney
 
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Jay Russell .... special thanks
 

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Poignant But Good, 8 December 2013
Author: crossbow0106 from United States

This film is all the more poignant since Levon has recently passed, but the film itself is also about resolve, dreams and looking forward. Levon developed throat cancer, and the treatments caused him to lose his voice. The film is about the struggle and wish to regain his voice and make a comeback, which he did, releasing two great studio albums (Dirt Farmer and Electric Dirt) and a live recording, Live At The Ryman. The film visits the past of course, and it touches on his feud with former Band guitarist Robbie Robertson over song credits, but it is more about the then present. Deceased Band members Rick Danko and Richard Manuel are touched on, and it is obvious Levon misses them (we all do). The post-cancer career Levon had was a gift to his fans, and he will never be forgotten. Somewhere, he, Rick and Richard are harmonizing together. For now, any fan of Levon and The Band should watch this, along with The Last Waltz, the extraordinary final show of The Band. Levon is greatly missed by so many, but this film makes us love him just as much as we always did and in that way, it triumphs.

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