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Independent Film Festival Boston • April 25 – May 2, 2018

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Thu, May 14, 2015

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Metalhead

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METALHEAD

Special Premiere Screening!

Co-presented by Vanyaland and The Voltage Factory

(2013) dir Ragnar Bragason w/Thora Bjorg Helga [97 min; DCP]
Fueled by a remarkable breakout performance by actress Thora Bjorg Helga, director Ragnar Bragason’s intense drama of loss, faith, redemption, Megadeth and Judas Priest begins with a farming accident in the 1980’s that sends a young girl, Hera, and her parents into a tailspin of grief over the death of her heavy metal obsessed older brother. A decade later and Hera is transformed into a sexy, surly headbanger and DIY musician, dressed in black leather and a Slayer t-shirt, clutching her dead brother’s electric guitar as she howls anthems of rage to a barn full of cows.

Partly inspired by the Norwegian black metal church burnings of the early 1990’s, METALHEAD features a soundtrack of 1980’s and 1990’s headbanging classics by Riot, Teaze, Savatage, Lizzy Borden and Megadeth. Winner of 8 awards at the 2014 Icelandic Film Awards including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor & Actress, and Original Score.

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  • Thursday 5/14 at 7:30 PM

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