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Anvil! The Story of Anvil

Documentary Biography Music


 

At 14, best friends Robb Reiner and Lips made a pact to rock together forever.

This compelling rockumentary shows the travails of best friends still together in a heavy metal band after 30 years and 13 albums. "Anvil" infuses the reality of playing to empty stadiums with the dream of what might be possible with the right record label. At the start the audience can't help but laugh at these aging, bumbling, rock dudes living the ordinary life. However, as their story unfolds the central figures are revealed as funny, despairing, humble, passionate and dogged dreamers. The spirit triumphs and the sniggering stops.

Anne Murphy

MIFF 2008
80 mins