Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Black Metal Movie at The Roxie


Our pal Aaron (from the band Iran) is the co-director of the grim, cold, Norwegian black metal documentary Until The Light Takes Us that recently showed at the Yerba Buena Center For The Arts. He just called to let us know that since those screenings did so well (completely sold out, all 5 of 'em!), it has been arranged for the film to play for a week at the Roxie Theater here in the Mission! That's starting this Friday, July 31st every day at 9:10pm through Thursday, August 6th, with Saturday and Sunday matinees as well at 4:40pm. The Roxie is at 3117 16th Street, near Valencia. More details here.

So, if you missed it at Yerba Buena, you've got another chance to see it. Or go see it again. We definitely recommend it, it's certainly interesting... and a bit funny... and quite disturbing. Those already well versed in the whole Lords Of Chaos saga of church burning and murder will be fascinated by the jailhouse interviews with Varg Vikernes from Burzum, in particular (who is to be played by Twilight's Jackson Rathbone in the upcoming fictionalized Hollywood adaptation of the LoC book!). Newbies might be a bit puzzled at certain points, but doubtless intrigued as well. And Fenriz of Darkthrone, who also gets a lot of screen time, is quite entertaining, regardless of how familiar you may be with his music. We also like how arty the film is, in fact, there's probably just as much ambient electronica on the soundtrack as actual black metal, and there's plenty of gorgeous grim Norwegian scenery to look at too.

4 comments:

Meatbreak said...

Do you know if this film (UTLTU) will ever be on DVD? Pretty sure I'll never get to see it otherwise. Also - the Twilight guy in LoC? Ha. That's funny. I also heard that Jack White wanted to play Oysen Aarseth. I have no idea what toexpect from that film.

Nate said...

I talked to Aaron two days ago at the Iran concert in D.C.

He was, like, the nicest guy. ever.

...and the LOC movie sounds like a disaster.

Winslowleach said...

When does this come to the east coast?...

Anonymous said...

it sounded bad but the director is the guy who did suicide club, so it just might be ok, yo...