Gesa Power House Theatre presents “May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers” – screening one night only to theaters nationwide – on Tuesday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Filmed with extraordinary access over more than two years, “May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers” is a deeply intimate and revealing look at the Grammy Award-nominated North Carolina band fronted by Seth and Scott Avett.
Directors Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio chart the Avett Brothers’ decade-and-a-half rise, while chronicling their 2016 collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin on the critically-acclaimed album “True Sadness,” released on American Recordings/Republic Records. Using the recording process as a backdrop, the film depicts a lifelong creative partnership put to the test as band members undergo marriage, divorce, parenthood, illness, and the challenges of the music business. More than just a concert documentary, “May It Last” is a meditation on family, love, and the passage of time.
“A total joy! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll sing, you’ll sigh – basically, how you feel walking away from any show by The Avett Brothers.” – Michael Roffman, Consequence of Sound
Reserved seating ($15 Adults, $10 Students) are available online, by calling the box office at 509-529-6500, or at the door. RSVP on Facebook
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About the Filmmakers:
As a producer, writer and director, Judd Apatow is responsible for some of the most well-known and beloved Hollywood films and television series of the last 20 years. Apatow’s films include “This is 40”, “Trainwreck”, “Bridesmaids”, “Step Brothers”, “Knocked Up”, “Talladega Nights”, “The 40-Year Old Virgin”, and “Anchorman”, among many others. Apatow’s work has won numerous awards including a Primetime Emmy Award, a Hollywood Comedy Award, and an AFI Award for “Bridesmaids”.
Michael Bonfiglio is an Emmy-nominated director, producer, writer, and camera operator. He recently directed “From the Ashes,” a film about the coal industry which premiered at the 2017 TriBeCa Film Festival, and “Doc & Darryl,” which he co-directed with Judd Apatow for ESPN’s acclaimed “30 for 30” series. His previous “30 for 30” film “You Don’t Know Bo: The Legend of Bo Jackson” is the highest-rated documentary in the network’s history. He is also a director and co-producer of the Emmy-nominated series “Oprah’s Master Class,” now in its sixth season. Additional directing credits include “9 Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran” an intimate portrait of the British singer-songwriter, the six-part series “Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind” and episodes of the Sundance Channel series “Iconoclasts.” Producing and other credits include the Oscar-nominated “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory,” “Paradise Lost 2: Revelations,” and the acclaimed and controversial oil drama “Crude.”
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This screening is sponsored in part by:
With additional support by:
Bill Dunham and Heather Schermann
The 2017 Gesa Power House Theatre Season is also supported by: