Home Of Metal: Metal on Film

Posted on 1 September 2011

Heavy Metal has had an up-and-down relationship with cinema over the years, often exploited for spandex comedy or grisly horror soundtracks. This eclectic programme will celebrate some of the genre’s celluloid highlights, from rare television and live footage to cult classics like ‘Heavy Metal Parking Lot’ and ‘Anvil!’ delving into the roots of the music, you can see beautiful footage of the industries that helped shape Heavy Metal’s sound on the vintage mobile cinema. This beautifully restored picture-palace on wheels was commissioned in the 1960s to tour factories around the country, and throughout the Home of Metal weekender it will be visiting locations across the Black Country with a free rolling programme of archive gems. There will also be ample opportunity to explore the darker side of Heavy Metal, including a late show of the Boris Karloff chiller that gave Black Sabbath their name, and the music’s enduring global impact will be charted through documentaries, animation and artist’s film as well as some special one-off events.

Showing at Light House:

Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey
Fri 2 Sept 6.30pm

Dream Deceivers: The Story Behind James Vance vs Judas
Fri 2 Sept 9.15pm

Black Sabbath aka: I Tre volti della paura
Fri 2 Sept 11pm

In Bed With Chris Needham & More Bad News
Sat 3 Sept 6pm

Heavy Metal Parking Lot – Silver Jubilee
Sat 3 Sept 8.30pm

The Beyond
Sat 3 Sept 11pm

Arena: Heavy Metal
Sun 4 Sept 12pm

Joe Chainsmith & The Saturday Men
Sun 4 Sept 1.30pm

Metal Till I Die
Sun 4 Sept 3.30pm

Cathy Come Home
Sun 4 Sept 3.30pm

Heavy Metal in Baghdad
Sun 4 Sept 6pm

This Is Spinal Tap
Sun 4 Sept 8.30pm

The Black Country season of activity has been curated and organised by Capsule on behalf of the Black Country Arts Partnership and supported by Arts Council England, Renaissance West Midlands and MLA. The Home of Metal Conference is supported by The University of Wolverhampton, Marketing Birmingham and Light House.

See the full programme of the weekends events here

Make the most of Metal on Film with a weekend pass for only £25, covering all the metal screenings at Light House from 2-4 September. Book here at the Box-Office 01902 716 055

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