AIN'T IN IT FOR MY HEALTH: A FILM ABOUT LEVON HELM
2010, Kino Lorber, 83 min, USA, Dir: Jacob Hatley

A founding member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group The Band, Levon Helm is the focus of this intimate documentary, which captured the singer/drummer at his Woodstock, N.Y., home as he was recording his Grammy-winning comeback album, Dirt Farmer.


COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER
1980, Universal, 125 min, USA, Dir: Michael Apted

Sissy Spacek turns in an Oscar-winning performance as Loretta Lynn, who rises from poverty to become one of the most popular country singers of all time. The Band’s Levon Helm makes his film acting debut as father to Lynn and her seven siblings, and Tommy Lee Jones excels as Lynn's troubled manager and husband, who drives his wife to success but has a hard time dealing with the end result.


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