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This Is Spinal Tap

Directed by Rob Reiner. US. 1984. R. 82 minutes. Rialto and UNCA. 35mm.
Sponsored by Rock and Roll After School
Sun., November 11, 2012
November 11, 2012
2:00 pm

Bust out your leather pants and your bics because two of the greatest rockumentaries of all time are coming to the Colonial! First up is This Is Spinal Tap – 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).  The second film is Anvil! The Story of Anvil, part of our documentary series, at 4PM.

Rob Reiner (best known, at the time, as Meathead on TV’s All In The Family), proved his directorial skill with this wonderful parody of the typical rock documentary. The plot, such as there is, has Reiner playing a documentary director, covering the reunion tour of what Leonard Maltin has described as an “aging 60s British rock group that’s a working definition of the term ‘loser.’” Featuring such masterful satirists as Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, and Michael McKean (all of whom went on to great success in such films and mockumentaries as The Princess Bride, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind and many others), this tongue-in-cheek lampoon is filled with fun, both slapstick and subtle. As the London Radio Times has said, “This is a brilliantly crafted and completely on-target satire of the rock n’ roll industry.” Don’t miss the memorable Stonehenge-inspired production number scene. It’s huge. (Bill Roth)


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.

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