Tue 9/12 @ 7:30PM
Over the past 17 years, North Carolina folk/Americana rockers the Avett Brothers, fronted by vocalist/multi-instrumentalists Scott and Seth Avett, have released nine well-regarded studio albums and built up an adulatory following for their eclectic, confessional music.
The process of recording last year’s True Sadness, their 9th album, forms the core of the documentary May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers, directed by Avett Brothers fans Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio. The Grammy-nominated album produced by Rick Rubin was recorded while the band members were going through such life changes as marriage, divorce, parenthood and illness, as well as dealing with the vicissitudes of the music business. It’s described as “a meditation on family, love and the passage of time.”
The film will screen at the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Heights and the Apollo Theatre in Oberlin as part of Cleveland Cinema’s fall rock documentary series. Admission is $12.50.