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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
 
Editorial Department
Sean McCarter .... on-line editor
Darin Wooldridge .... digital colorist
 
Music Department
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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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A Must See for Fans of The Band or Helm, 26 November 2013
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm (2010)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Very good documentary taking a brief look at the life and career of Levon Helm, the man best remembered for his days with The Band. The documentary starts off in 2008 just as Helm learns that The Band is getting a lifetime achievement award and we see and hear from the music legend about his days in the group as well as a variety of other subjects. AIN'T IN IT FOR MY HEALTH is without question a highly entertaining film but if you're coming to it expecting some trash slinging then you're going to be disappointed. With the break-up of The Band is discussed briefly, those expecting to hear Helm slam Robbie Robertson are going to be disappointed. Actually I'm somewhat glad that the film didn't turn into a mud slinging contest because as it is the thing is pretty darn special. I obviously can't speak for the director but the point of the film just seemed to be that Helm, a legend, was pretty much your average Joe as he likes to watch Westerns, tell funny stories, smoke, drink and then there's the playing music. I really loved the Southern feel to the entire film because it really does seem as if you're getting a true and honest look at Helm who seems to be enjoying life even through some of the darker moments in the film. Some of these moments include him losing his voice at the start of a concert as well as discussion about his throat cancer. I think fans of The Band or Helm are really going to enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at his, which includes plenty of concert footage, Helm just kicking around at his house and also some sessions of Larry Campbell as they work on a song for a Hank Williams tribute.

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