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The Avett Brothers recall their heavy metal past in new documentary clip

Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio’s project is heading to theaters

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North Carolina folk-rockers the Avett Brothers reflect on their remarkable path from rebellious brothers to Madison Square Garden headliners in May It Last, a fantastic new documentary from Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio that makes its national debut Tuesday, Sept. 12. Today, EW is excited to premiere an exclusive clip from the film, which recalls Scott and Seth Avett’s foray into heavy metal with one of their earlier iterations, called Nemo.

“It’s a bizarre and humbling experience to look back on your life in the context of a documentary film,” Seth told EW via email of the upcoming release. “Luckily for us, Judd and Mike possessed the patience, care, and respect to present a truthful (and surprisingly engaging) chapter of our story.”

The film originally screened for the first time at SXSW earlier in 2017. On Tuesday, it will run at over 250 theaters nationwide. Tickets are still available.

Apatow and Bonfiglio followed the group — completed by bassist Bob Crawford and cellist Joe Kwon — for two years for May It Last, capturing everything from their first MSG-headling date to sessions with producer Rick Rubin for their 2016 LP True Sadness.

The group is currently on tour with Willie Nelson for his traveling Outlaw Country Music Festival. All future dates are available on their website.