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.
This screening is sponsored in part by Henry Earl Estates and Russell Creek Winery and with the generous support of Bill Dunham and Heather Schermann.
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:
Courtyard Marriott, Inland Cellular,
McCurley Integrity Toyota of Walla Walla, Pacific Power