Looks they’ve lined up an official U.S. theatrical debut of “Ain’t in it for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm.” The documentary about the Phillips County native and musical legend will premiere April 19 at Cinema Village in New York “before showing in select cities,” according to AM Magazine. You might recall that April 19 is the one-year anniversary of Helm’s death.
After the jump, check out the trailers for the film. It looks awesome. Filmmaker Jacob Hatley basically lived with Helm and crew up in Woodstock, N.Y. for more than two years, filming the whole time. A lot of the film involves Levon sitting around his table telling stories, which sounds like something I could listen to for about two billion hours before getting tired of it. If you’ve read “This Wheel’s On Fire,” (which you really, really should have) you already know that the man had a true gift for storytelling.