Select extended theatrical engagements at national circuits including AMC and Regal to follow
ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL follows Canadian heavy-metal band Anvil as they delivered a highly influential 1982 album Metal on Metal that would inspire the likes of Anthrax and Metallica, and then dropped off the map to begin what would become decades of toiling in obscurity. Director and former Anvil roadie Gervasi follows guitarist Steve “Lips” Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner as they stumble through a harrowing European tour and reflect on failure, friendship, resilience and the will to follow even the most impossible of dreams.
Utopia and Abramorama to bring the 2009 critically acclaimed documentary by director Sacha Gervasi to theaters featuring an exclusive 18 minute new interview only available in theaters. The re-release is timed to the film’s 13th year anniversary and features remastered picture and sound, as well as a new exclusive epilogue interview with Director Sacha Gervasi (MY DINNER WITH HERVÉ, HITCHCOCK) and Anvil’s Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Robb Reiner moderated by former MTV host Matt Pinfield.
FEATURING: Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Lemmy (Motorhead), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Slash (Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver), Tom Araya (Slayer) and Anvil
DIRECTED AND WRITTEN BY: Sacha Gervasi
PRODUCED BY: Rebecca Yeldham
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY: Sacha Gervasi, Rick Krim and Christopher Soos