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events: HEAVY METAL in 35mm, Bloor Cinema, Toronto, May. 25

What? You’ve never seen this R rated, largely Canadian-made schlock classic?!

Get thee to school.

From the Film School Confidential Facebook posting:

“One of the most beloved – and notorious – cult animated films of all time, the partly Canadian financed HEAVY METAL is a wild blast of sex, sci-fi, horror, dark fantasy, ultraviolence and sheer pulp delirium. Set to the pounding score of bands like Blue Oyster Cult, Nazareth, Cheap Trick and Stevie Nicks and with a voice casts that includes many SCTV graduates and noted Canadian actors, this decidedly R rated adaptation of stori…es culled from the legendary and long running magazine has to be seen on a big screen with a crowd of more daring cineastes to be truly appreciated.

On that note, Film School Confidential is proud to present a handsome 35mm print of this immortal classic, with the colors – especially the reds – bursting from the screen. Fangoria Magazine editor Chris Alexander will introduce the film…and a few surprise guests may show up to the party.

SPECIAL GUEST: Sheridan College Animation Professor Christopher Walsh will be joining us to riff on why HEAVY METAL is a classic.

Sponsored by EYESORE CINEMA and Fangoria Magazine.”

As one Facebook poster put it: “Anyone that doesn’t attend this is a motherfucker.”

I concur.

One Comment

  1. Chris Alexander Chris Alexander May 14, 2011

    Hey there! Thanks for the post…
    JUST arranged for HEAVY METAL director Gerald Potterton to attend this screening so anyone who doesn’t attend this is both a mother AND father fucker!

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