ANVIL! The Story of Anvil - Big Sky Film Series
ANVIL! The Story of Anvil
Sacha Gervasi, 2009, 90 minutes
Top Hat Lounge, Missoula, Montana
December 16, 2013 - Screening at 7:30 p.m. FREE ADMISSION
At fourteen years old, best friends Lips and Robb Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. Their band Anvil, hailed as the “demi-gods of Canadian metal,” influenced a musical generation including Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax. Though Anvil never made it, they never stopped playing or believing. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now well into their fifties, set off to record their thirteenth album, “This is Thirteen,” in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dream.
“Anvil! The Story of Anvil succeeds every which way, as '80s metal nostalgia, as a twisted sort of reality-show attempt at a comeback, as an unexpectedly touching portrait of a friendship.” – Chicago Tribune~ Read full entry ~