An intimate documentary following acclaimed North Carolina band the Avett Brothers, as they create their 2016 hit album "True Sadness."
photo credit: Janelle Wallace
Introduction by Aaron KarpinkaThe film I’ve chosen to spotlight is Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio’s “May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers.” This documentary focuses on brothers Seth and Scott Avett as they record their 2016 Rick Rubin produced album “True Sadness.” Having been a musician all my life and making four albums with my older brother, I’ve always found the Avett Brothers to be a source of inspiration in song-writing and cherishing relationships.
“May it Last” provides a look behind the curtain into the band’s creative process as they work and love each other through the hard and joyful times. Their openness with each other and their audience shows the less glamorous side of being musicians and the emotional toll it can take to be so vulnerable on the public stage.
Aaron Karpinka is a singer-songwriter living and working on Treaty 6 and Treaty 4 territories in Saskatoon and Regina. He has released four albums with The Karpinka Brothers, The Low Joy Ceiling, and debuted his solo project in 2020. Aaron’s forthcoming sophomore album, “The Current,” explores stories of love, empathy, and navigating the pandemic as a front-line worker and the peace found on the grid roads and in the small towns of Saskatchewan.