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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.

Featuring appearances by an array of heavy metal icons, including Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, Guns N’ Roses’ Slash, Motörhead’s Lemmy, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, and Slayer’s Tom Araya, ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL (2009) received widespread critical and public acclaim following its release. The film is tied for 6th place as one of the highest rated documentaries of all time on Rotten Tomatoes with a 98% certified fresh rating, and a 90% audience score with over 5000+ votes. It was named one of 2009’s best documentaries by numerous film critics associations, including Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, and Las Vegas, as well as the International Documentary Association, the Online Film Critics Society, and the National Society of Film Critics. It also made the year-end Top 10 lists in publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Village Voice, and many others.

The documentary won several prestigious awards including Best Documentary from the Film Independent Spirit Awards, Best Feature Documentary and Music Film at IDA, and the Emmy for Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming. It was also nominated for Best Documentary Feature from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary from the DGA, Online Film Critics Association, as well as winning the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at Los Angeles Film Festival, The Sydney Film Festival, and multiple festivals around the world. 

The film was produced by Rebecca Yeldham, and executive producers include Gervasi, Rick Krim, and Christopher Soos. The deal was negotiated by Danielle DiGiacomo for Utopia, and Jeff Springer on behalf of the Anvil team. Gervasi is represented at CAA, Kaplan / Perrone Entertainment, 42West, and Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler, Feldman & Clark.

Thursday, September 22nd at 8:00 PM PT
Special Screening Event featuring a live performance by ANVIL with surprise musical guests! 
Q&A to follow moderated by superfan Steve-O of Jackass fame with:  
ANVIL’s Steve “Lips” Kudlow & Robb Reiner
Director Sacha Gervasi
Producer Rebecca Yeldham
8440 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90211 

The event will be presented in collaboration with Beyond Fest. 


WHO: ANVIL’s Steve “Lips” Kudlow & Robb Reiner
Director, Sacha Gervasi
Producer, Rebecca Yeldham
Q&A Moderator, Steve-O
*Plus special musical guests*
Doors open at 6:00 PM PT
Ages: Guests Under 18 Require Accompanying Adult
8440 Wilshire Boulevard  
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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