Metal on Film Festival: Friday 2nd September


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Friday 2 September | 6.30pm | Light House | £5.80/£4.40 concessions.
Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey (dir: Sam Dunn & Scot McFadyen, Canada 2005, 96 mins)
Anthropologist and metal fanatic Sam Dunn set out to do what no one had really achieved before, and create a proper overview of his favourite music with contributions from all the main players. The result is fascinating for devotees and sceptics alike, voyaging from Midlands foundries to Norwegian churches via monster-sized stadiums while addressing questions that many metal docs gloss over (eg: where are the women?).

An overall Metal on Film pass is available for £25. Book online here or by calling 01902 716055.

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Friday 2 September | 9.15pm | Light House
Dream Deceivers: The Story Behind James Vance vs Judas Priest
(dir: David Van Taylor, USA 1992, 60 mins)
In 1985 two teenagers shot themselves in a Nevada churchyard. One of them, James Vance, survived and his parents decided to sue the band Judas Priest for allegedly concealing subliminal influences in their music. This chilling but even-handed documentary details the ensuing court case and media furore.

An overall Metal on Film pass is available for £25. Book online here or by calling 01902 716055

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Friday 2 September |  11pm | Light House | £5.80/£4.40 concessions
(dir: Mario Bava, Italy 1963, 92 mins)

The legend goes that some blokes from a heavy blues band called Earth passed a film poster in Perry Barr, and decided to pinch its title for their new name. Mario Bava’s horror omnibus may be remembered for its contribution to metal folklore, but it also stands up very well as a movie in its own right. Expect women in peril, clunky dubbing, bags of suspense, lush, lurid colours and Boris Karloff threading it all together in style.

An overall Metal on Film pass is available for £25. Book online here or by calling 01902 716055