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Anvil! The Story of Anvil

Directed by Sacha Gervasi. Canada. 2008. NR. 80 minutes. 35mm.
Sun., November 11, 2012

Anvil! The Story of Anvil, the legit 2008 doc  is about the eponymous 80’s metal band that never quite reached the rock god heights of their compatriots, the Scorpions, Anthrax, Metallica, and Megadeth. But, they’re still trying. Owen Gleiberman wrote in Entertainment Weekly “It’s a hilarious, and unexpectedly moving, documentary about the greatest metal band you’ve probably never heard of.” Trevor Johnston called it “a supremely entertaining, inspirational fable for our times” in Time Out.

But, before you see Anvil! come see This Is Spinal Tap at 2PM – doing double (heavy) duty as a classic film in our Spoofs & Satires series, and as the raison d’etre for Nigel Tufne Day (11/11). David Edelstein, writing in Slate, says “It holds up, but not, surprisingly, because it skewers the pretensions of rock stars so hilariously. No, This Is Spinal Tap endures because it makes those pretensions more seductive than real rock stars do.” Spinal Tap came out 28 years ago! Rock on.

Tickets

Adults: $8 for one film and $12 for both (Spinal Tap at 2pm and Anvil at 4pm)
Seniors and Students: $6 for one film and $10 for both
Members and Children <13: $5 for one film and $9 for both
Discount for both films will be calculated at check out when you purchase tickets to each film.  Tickets available with cash, check or credit card at the Colonial Theatre Box Office, or online. Just click on the “Buy Tickets” link at the upper right of any page of our website to buy your tickets online.