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Cinema Drafthouse: Movie & Beer – “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” | The Independent

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Two drink minimum

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Normally a concert venue, The Independent hosts movie nights on Monday nights with a screening of the Oscar nominated documentary “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” the uncomfortably funny (and all true) story about a Canadian Heavy metal band that never made it big and suffered a series of Spinal Tap-esque mishaps.

There’s a two-drink minimum on movie nights, but we’ve never seen it strictly enforced.

Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009): In the early 1980s, the Canadian metal band Anvil wrote the thrash blueprint for followers like Anthrax, Metallica, and Slayer. While those bands went on to become metal titans, Anvil faded into obscurity–so much that decades later, the band’s core members–guitarist Steve “Lips” Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner–work menial day-jobs even as they continue to churn out little-heard records and dream of rock-star success. Director Sacha Gervasi (who was once a roadie for the band) chronicles the duo’s efforts to regain their ’80s glory in the funny and touching documentary ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL. .

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Cost: FREE*
*Two drink minimum
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