Film Society KC presents HEAVY METAL with Alamo Drafthouse's Film Club on December 12th at 7PM! Get your FREE pair of tickets right now by clicking this link! Please only claim tickets if you plan on coming. Thank you! :-)
Come for the film, and then join us in the Chesterfield Lounge afterwards for a discussion about it!
HEAVY METAL is the greatest R-rated film made for thirteen year old boys ever. It has all of the violence, spaceships, boobs, metal music, zombies, and immature humor that you could ever ask for. Perhaps even more than you would ask for, if someone was actually asking you. And its all done in beautiful 1980s hand-drawn animation.
An anthology film, loosely tied together by a talking green meteor that represents ultimate evil, HEAVY METAL jumps through multiple stories, told through multiple animation styles, all set to one of the best soundtracks of all time.
Black Sabbath, Devo, Blue Oyster Cult, Nazareth, Cheap Trick, and many more all propel these tales of lust and violence along at a breakneck pace. Barely pausing for breath in between each segment, the films shows the continuing battle between good and evil. And all the fun and exciting things that go hand in hand with that battle.
And if the music isn’t enough to get you in the theater (seriously? what’s wrong with you?), you’ll get to enjoy the comedy brilliance of John Candy, Eugene Levy, Harold Ramis, and other maniacs that producer Ivan Reitman pulled into the production.
Come on out and remember what it was like to be a thirteen year old boy. Or if that wasn’t the case for you, come on out and embrace the hormones and bloodlust that will inevitably rise up. It'll be a great time.