May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers


May It Last captures the Avett brothers at a defining moment in both their careers and their personal lives. Scott and Seth Avett grew up in Mount Pleasant, N.C., with a deep attachment to family and an uncanny talent for writing lyrics and playing music. Their songs come from places of joy and pain, pure reflections of the experiences they’ve lived. The film follows the brothers as they record a soul-searching new Avett Brothers album with producer Rick Rubin in California. In the process, we meet band members Bob Crawford and Joe Kwon, and come to understand the strong ties that have developed between these men. Together, they have endured hardships and built more than a band: they’ve built a family. While the scope of their music and the scale of their audiences has grown over the years, it’s unclear how the future will unfold. With intimate access to the recording studio, stage shows, and life at home, directors Michael Bonfiglio and Judd Apatow approach their subjects with the same intimacy that Scott and Seth Avett approach their songwriting, leaving space for the music to become its own vital and compelling character. ST


Judd Apatow, Michael Bonfiglio


Judd Apatow, Michael Bonfiglio


Paul Little


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United States

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104 minutes