‘Anvil! The Story of Anvil’ Theatrical Trailer + Screening/Tour Dates
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Over a year ago, I wrote about Anvil! The Story of Anvil, the documentary which got great reviews out of the Sundance Film Festival and has since won a bunch of awards at various film festivals.

Now, a theatrical trailer is online (watch it here below) for the film, which is getting a release in NY and LA on April 10, 2009 with a national rollout through April, which includes a live performance from Anvil after each screening (see list of dates/venues here below).

Directed by Sacha Gervasi, Anvil! follows two 50-something years old musicians Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Robb Reiner of the 1980s Canadian heavy metal band Anvil as they try to recapture the magic of their glory days.

As I’ve mentioned here before, I was a fan of Anvil and saw the live in the 1980s, so for someone like this, this documentary is a must-see (and I was lucky enough to get a screener of it already and an invite to a cocktail party for the release, which I had to miss because I was at WonderCon!). But reports all around have been that you don’t have to like metal to fall in love with this movie, because in the end it’s not about the music itself but about hope and about following your dreams.

At fourteen years old, best friends Lips and Robb Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. Their band Anvil, hailed as the “demi-gods of Canadian metal,” influenced a musical generation including Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax. Though Anvil never made it, they never stopped playing or believing. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now well into their fifties, set off to record their thirteenth album, “This is Thirteen,” in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dream.


Tour Dates

For movie release dates, visit the official site.

[Source: Blabbermouth]

Canadian metal legends ANVIL will attend advanced screenings of their acclaimed documentary, “Anvil! The Story of Anvil”, and will perform at the following “The Anvil Experience” events presented by VH1 Classic (Note: The performance will follow each screening):

Monday, April 6 – New York, NY
Blender Theatre At The Gramercy
127 E. 23rd Street
Doors at 7:00 p.m. – Show at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 12 – San Francisco, CA
333 11th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Doors at 7:00 p.m. – Show at 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday April 14 – Seattle, WA
El Corazon
109 Eastlake Avenue E.
Seattle, WA 98109
Doors at 6:30 p.m. – Show at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 16 – Worcester, MA:
The Palladium
261 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Doors at 6:00 p.m. – Show at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 17 – Philadelphia, PA:
1003 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Doors at 7:00 p.m. – Show at 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 21 – Detroit, MI:
Crofoot Ballroom
1 S. Saginaw
Pontiac, MI 48342
Doors at 6:30 p.m. – Show at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 22 – Chicago, IL:
3730 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60613
Doors at 6:30 p.m. – Show at 7:30 p.m.

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