May It Last: Portrait of the Avett Brothers

May It Last: Portrait of the Avett Brothers

Byr Judd Apatow & Michael Bofinglio

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 2017-09-12
  • Rate: Unrated
  • Lenght: 1h 44min
  • Director: Judd Apatow & Michael Bofinglio
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent: USD 3.99
From 14 Certification


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,” which was released on American Recordings/Republic Records. 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. More than just a music documentary, May It Last is a meditation on family, love, and the passage of time.



  • Thanks, Judd

    By Big Meadows
    For those of us that love seeing them in concert, this film is like a lasting visit. The band has no pretense. Judd Apatow gives a window into their lives that shows this. While we can’t see them live (ten months of quarantine, and more to come) May It Last will sustain us until things improve.
  • Great music documentary

    By Am J gurl
    I loved seeing their history as a band and family in NC, my home state. It’s a pleasant surprise on how humble they are, poetic, and soulful while going through the stresses of life. I already loved their music and was happy to find this documentary on iTunes.
  • If I didn’t already love them

    By Foxtrailsandseqouias
    This film is a reinforcement to our already very strong love for the Avett brothers band. It’s a fantastic glimpse into the lives and songwriting of Scott and Seth Avett as well as there fellow family/band members. It’s the hearts behind these humans that drives their music and art. Life doesn’t stop happening while they write, tour and perform. They clearly share it with us through their music and this film.