The sequel to a beloved British family film, a heavy metal re-release, an Apple title from TIFF and Abigail Disney’s takedown of the American Dream populate the specialty film weekend in a market that may have found sturdier footing ahead of awards season and amid a dearth of blockbuster fare.“I think there’s a lot we should be celebrating,” said Kyle Greenburg, marketing and distribution chief of Utopia.
Its release, with Abramorama, of the latter’s restored 2009 doc Anvil!: The Story Of Anvil rocked a $16k gross, or $8K per screen, from two single show premiere events ahead of a one day run coming Tuesday on 200 screens including AMC and Regal theaters and top arthouses.
It played last night in LA at the Saban Theatre with Anvil performing live alongside Scott Ian of Anthrax, followed by a Q&A moderated by Steve-O.
Last week, Peter Dinklage hosted a screening at NYC’s Angelika with director Sacha Gervasi.The doc follows the Canadian heavy metal band as it delivers its influential 1982 album Metal on Metal that would inspire the likes of Anthrax and Metallica, then dropped off the map to begin what would become decades of toiling in obscurity.Read more on deadline.com