“Anvil: The Story of Anvil” (2008) has been remastered and is being re-released theatrically, The film documents the heavy metal legends, Anvil! Lauded by Sundance and SXSW and an Indie Spirit Award winning true story, the film follows the band that was started in 1970s Toronto by two rock-crazy school friends, Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Robb Reiner. A truly real-life “Spinal Tap”, Anvil influenced the likes of Metallica and Anthrax, despite working in obscurity for years. Gervasi’s feature was a smash hit upon its original release and reinforced Anvil’s iconic status. Now, fifty years after formation, the duo continue to rock and, even further, inspire endlessly! Filmwax welcomes its director, Sacha Gervasi, as well as the two founders: Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Robb Reiner.
Kathryn Ferguson is the director of a new documentary about the artist Sinéad O’Connor. “Nothing Compares” is an exploration of O’Connor’s rise and fall and her enduring cultural impact. By the age of 20, O’Connor was one of Ireland’s brightest rising stars but her decision to use her fame as a platform to speak out on a number of controversial issues shifted her narrative from global stardom to worldwide condemnation. In a new interview, O’Connor reveals the abusive upbringing that left her feeling betrayed by both church and community and ultimately led her to find the therapeutic power of music.