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Home of Metal Weekender

August 30, 2011

Heavy Metal has had an up-and-down relationship with cinema over the years, often exploited for spandex comedy or grisly horror soundtracks. Join us at Light House along with other venues across the city and region for HOME OF METAL: METAL ON FILM as part of the Home of Metal Weekender.

This eclectic programme will celebrate some of the genre’s celluloid highlights, from rare television and live footage to cult classics like ‘Heavy Metal Parking Lot’ and ‘Anvil!’ delving into the roots of the music, you can see beautiful footage of the industries that helped shape Heavy Metal’s sound on the vintage mobile cinema. This beautifully restored picture-palace on wheels was commissioned in the 1960s to tour factories around the country, and throughout the Home of Metal weekender it will be visiting locations across the Black Country with a free rolling programme of archive gems. There will also be ample opportunity to explore the darker side of Heavy Metal, including a late show of the Boris Karloff chiller that gave Black Sabbath their name, and the music’s enduring global impact will be charted through documentaries, animation and artist’s film as well as some special one-off events.

See what’s on at Light House or view the full programme or read the brochure. Make the most of Metal on Film with a weekend pass for only £25, covering all the metal screenings at Light House from 2-4 September. Book through the Light House Box Office on 01902 716 055.

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