Levon Helm at the Film Festival

I'd always known that classic American sound of The Band from growing up with Dad playing songs like The Weight, or Dylan's Basement tapes. But I really fell in love with them after watching The Last Waltz.

Levon Helm was one of the key figures in The Band, and one of its survivors. He's released a couple of beautiful country albums in the last few years, Dirt Farmer and Electric Dirt. Not only that but he featured as a blind old cowboy in the film The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. And back home in Woodstock, NY state, he regularly performs shows in his barn.

Ain't in It for My Health, on at this year's International Film Festival, is a captivating documentary on this legendary musician. Don't miss it on the big screen.

Related Resources in Auckland Libraries:

  • On the track : a guide to contemporary film scoring
  • American roots music
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