Thursday, April 09, 2009

What, When, Where this Weekend - The Pope's Toilet, Anvil! The Story of Anvil

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Somewhat slow movie weekend, unless you're looking forward to the new Hannah Montana movie, or possibly former Trailer Trash subject, Dragonball Evolution. But, here goes...

Opening this week...

THE POPE'S TOILET, written and directed by César Charlone & Enrique Fernández

Premise: A small South American village is in a flurry over the Pope's 1988 visit.

Playing: The Museum of Modern Art

This film has flown under my radar completely, but it's getting amazing reviews for a movie about a man trying to build an outhouse for the Pope in his back yard. I'm in.

ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL, dir. by Sacha Gervasi

Premise: The founding members of Anvil, the Canadian heavy-metal band that missed out on fame in the 1980s, keep a torch lit as they begin recording their 13th album and head out on a tour to support the record.

Playing: Angelika

I usually avoid posting about documentaries as we try to focus on screenwriters here at the League, but I want to check this one out. VH1 Classic has been running the commercials for it almost nonstop, and as my DVR full of Classic Albums episodes can attest, I'm a sucker for music documentaries.

What are you doing/seeing this weekend?

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