• Heavy Metal in Baghdad

    2008. USA/Canada. Suroosh Alvi, Eddy Moretti. 84 min.

Saturday, October 17, 2009, 4:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Heavy Metal in Baghdad

    2008. USA/Canada. Directed by Suroosh Alvi, Eddy Moretti. Produced by Shane Smith, Spike Jonze. An intense and fearless documentary portrait of the Iraqi underground metal band Acrassicauda (Latin for “black scorpion”), seriously passionate musicians who seriously risk their lives—and those of their families and fans—as bombs rain down on wartime Baghdad, death threats brand them as worshippers of Satan and degenerate Western culture, and hellish conditions force them to flee their homeland. “Both a stirring testament to the plight of cultural expression in Baghdad and a striking report on the refugee scene in Syria, this rock-doc like no other electrifies its genre and redefines headbanging as an act of hard-core courage” (Nathan Lee, The New York Times). Courtesy Vice Films. 84 min.

In the Film exhibition Spike Jonze: The First 80 Years

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