Filmed with extraordinary access over the course of more than two years, this 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, experiencing heartbreak, tragedy and joy along the way. The film also provides an inside look at their collaboration with legendary producer Rick Rubin while recording the 2017 Grammy-nominated album “True Sadness,” which was released on American Recordings/Republic Records.

With the recording process as the backdrop, May It Last intimately depicts the deeply personal, lifelong bond between brothers, and shows how that dynamic helps shape their creative process as musicians and songwriters.

Directed by

Judd Apatow



A total joy... You'll laugh, You'll cry, you'll sing, you'll sigh

Consequence of Sound

It's strong proof that a film about a band can still be captivating even if it seems destined to end in a giant group hug.

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