Beacon Cinema participating in nationwide screening of Avett Brothers doc

PITTSFIELD — The Beacon Cinema will join theaters nationwide at 7 p.m. Sept 12 in a one-night screening of the award-winning documentary "May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers." The screening follows the band's appearance Friday at Tanglewood.

From longtime fans Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio and filmed with extraordinary access over the course of more than two years, "May it Last" is an intimate portrait of the acclaimed North Carolina band The Avett Brothers, charting their decade-and-a half rise, while chronicling their present-day collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin on the multi-Grammy-nominated album "True Sadness."

With the recording process as a backdrop, the film depicts a lifelong bond and unique creative partnership, as band members undergo marriage, divorce, parenthood, illness, and the challenges of the music business.

The feature-length documentary chronicles the band, fronted by brothers Scott and Seth Avett, on the long journey from their rural North Carolina childhoods to topping the charts and selling out arenas.

The film features a wealth of exclusive footage of the Avetts in the studio and at home, never before-seen family photographs, concert footage and revealing interviews with band members Scott (banjo, lead vocals) and Seth (guitar, lead vocals) Avett, Bob Crawford (bass), Joe Kwon (cello), Tania Elizabeth (fiddle), Paul DeFiglia (keyboards), and Mike Marsh (drums), as well as Rubin and intimate family and friends.

The Beacon Cinema is at 57 North St. Ticket reservations and information are available at the theater box office or online at


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