"Until the Light Takes Us" black metal movie

 
  • "Until the Light Takes Us" black metal movie

    As a metal listener, I have been trying to get people to pay attention to why I listen to metal -- for most of my adult life. They focus on it being loud, "angry" and possibly antisocial, but never accept that it might have a reason for being that way and I might have a reason for liking it.

    Until the Light Takes Us looks into why people make metal, and crosses political and genre lines to show how large corporations, fast food restaurants, religions and socially popular ideas are all the same type of thing, and metalheads have reason to reject it.

    By looking into early 1990s black metal, this film explores the thoughts all of us have but are afraid to admit we do. Metal is only the lens, but the topic is a very human one: how do we both get along socially and stay true to ourselves?



    See the film at these locations:

    AUSTIN, TX
    November 21-26 at Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
    http://www.originalalamo.com/Show.aspx?id=6922

    CHICAGO, IL
    Starts January 8 at Siskel Film Center
    http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/

    DENVER, CO
    Starts January 29 at Starz Film Center
    http://www.denverfilm.org/filmcenter/

    DETROIT, MI
    November 27 at Burton Theatre
    http://www.burtontheatre.com/

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI
    Starts December 4th at UICA
    http://www.uica.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewpage&pageid=612

    HOUSTON, TX
    Starts December 10 at Alamo Drafthouse West Oaks
    http://www.drafthouse.com/westoaks/

    LOS ANGELES, CA
    Starts December 11 at Laemmle's Sunset 5
    http://www.laemmle.com/index.php

    NEW ORLEANS, LA
    November 24-30 at Zeitgest Art Center
    http://zeitgeisttheater.wordpress.com/

    NEW YORK, NY
    Starts December 4th at Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street, between University and 5th)
    http://www.cinemavillage.com/chc/cv/

    PROVIDENCE
    Starts December 4th at Cable Car Cinema
    http://www.cablecarcinema.com/

    Don't see your local theater or city on here? Call your local alternative theater and request that they show UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US. Be polite, be friendly, and let them know that there's a big audience in the community. You'd be surprised how well it works!

    * Until the Light Takes Us
    * Last.fm
    * MySpace
    * YouTube (official trailer)

    Featured bands:

    * Mayhem
    * Emperor
    * Burzum
    * Darkthrone
    * Satyricon
    * Ulver
    * Boards of Canada


  • New cities, new discounts at cool independent stores. Righteous.

    *Austin screenings: we've just been held over until 11/30 at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz - 320 E 6th Street - see theater for showtimes. Thanks to all for making this run a success! A special thanks to Charles Salvo and Elisabeth Ruggles, our Austin street team ninjas, and all there who are helping spread the word!
    Our friends at Waterloo Records in Austin would like to offer a 20% discount in store on any product by the bands included in the film when the movie goer shows their ticket stub! Offer does not include items already sale priced! See list of bands on their website or in store.
    You can also visit Waterloo Records online at WWW.WATERLOORECORDS.COM
    Michigan:
    Green Brain Comics is offering 25% off the cover price of any one graphic novel in stock with ticket stub from the film. You can find Green Brain Comics at http://www.greenbrain.biz/ and their address is -13210 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI.

    Our friends at Record Time in Roseville, MI would like to offer 20% off any one item in stock with a ticket stub from the film! You can also visit Record Time online at http://recordtime.com
    Thank you to our wonderful friends at Waterloo Records, Green Brain Comics and Record Time. Way cool. I hope you all will take advantage of this!

    * NY release date is Dec 4th at Cinema Village on 12th St. Directors present for Q & A for the opening weekend evening screenings. Tickets for opening night are on sale now: www.cinemavillage.com

    *LA run begins Dec 11 @ Laemmle's Sunset 5. Directors will be there for evening Q & A on Dec 11 and 12.
    LA facebook group is here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=175110541066&ref=nf

    * Tones of Death is throwing a Premier Party on Dec 3rd at Fontanas in NY's Lower East Side.
    8 PM – Until the Light Takes Us NYC launch party upstairs
    9 PM – Goes Cube - 10 PM – Liturgy - 11 PM – Cable
    FREE, 21+...The show is FREE with free beer/beer specials.

    20% of poster sales from the show will go to Waggytail Rescue, a
    nonprofit rescue taking care of NY's unwanted, abandoned, mistreated and lost small dogs who need new homes.
    http://www.waggytailrescue.com/HTML

    * Invisible Man limited edition run of shirts to support the film. All ordering info is through their website: http://shop.commissarystores.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=IM16

    * Posters are available here: www.blackmetalmovie.com

    * Confirmed cities are below, with many more being added very soon. If your city isn't yet listed, please consider calling your local indie theaters and asking if the film is coming there and very very nicely letting them know that there is a community of people who hope it comes - it really does help, as long as it's very polite and concise. People have been doing this - and it IS working! Canada - ditto. ALSO! People have started making Facebook group pages to bring the film to their city. Here are some pages that people have made, feel free to make your own, just invite all your friends and send me the link! You can also do it on myspace. Here are sample pages:

    Austin: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=201863395791
    Detroit/Grand Rapids: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=169254968841&ref=ts
    Massachusetts: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Until-The-Light-Takes-Us-Massachusetts-chapter/302403005203?ref=search&sid=1260305673.1324498103..1
    Seattle: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Until-the-Light-Takes-Us-Seattle-chapter/185881722602?ref=nf
    Orlando: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=156956003589&ref=ts
    Milwaukee: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000511545287&ref=ts
    Milwaukee Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/untilthelightmilwaukee

    STREET TEAM: Join us!- please send us a NEW EMAIL to untilfilm@gmail.com with your city in the subject line. Thank you very much! Please DO NOT reply to this email.

    Distribution efforts continue throughout the world and there is much progress. Stay tuned!

    *European Dates, more are currently being confirmed:
    Antwerp, Belgium - Nov 25th
    Cinema Zuid - www.cinemazuid.be

    Cine-City Film Festival - Dec 1st
    Brighton, England - www.cine-city.co.uk

    US THEATRICAL: Confirmed Cities

    New York, NY - starts Dec 4th @ Cinema Village on 12th St.
    Austin, TX - starts Nov 20 @ Alamo Ritz, downtown
    New Orleans, LA starts Nov 24 @ Zeitgeist
    Detroit, MI starts Nov 27 @ Burton Theater
    Grand Rapids, MI starts Dec 4 @ Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)
    Providence, RI starts Dec 4 @ Cable Car Cinema
    Los Angeles, CA starts Dec 11 @ Laemmle Sunset 5
    Houston, TX starts Dec 10 @ Alamo Drafthouse West Oaks
    CHICAGO! starts Jan 8 @ the Gene Siskel Film Center - street team, I'm about to send you a separate email - if you're new and want to join - write me!
    Denver, CO starts 1/29 @ Starz Theater

    Canadian Premiere: Jan 15th, the film will be projected onto a giant ICE SCREEN in Winnipeg. More details TBA.

    More cities added all the time.

    DVD: We are working on it, no release date yet.

    Thank you,
    Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites

    www.blackmetalmovie.com
    mailing list: untilfilm@gmail.com
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=20217005803
    http://www.myspace.com/blackmetalmovie
    http://twitter.com/blackmetalmovie

    Winner of the Golden Athena in the Music and Film Selection, the top documentary award, at the Athens International Film Festival, Sept. 2009 in Athens, Greece.


    Update from the UTLTU team.

    Until the LIght Takes Us - Houston

    Featured bands:

    * Burzum
    * Darkthrone
    * Mayhem
    * Ulver
    * Satyricon

    • afz902k escribió...
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    • 21 Ene 2010, 21:38
    I don't think this movie really addresses why I listen to the music I like, but otherwise I would say it's a recommended watch for people who don't like metal and are interested in finding out more about it (there aren't many people like that though).

    I never mean what I post.
    • CandiAndi escribió...
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    • 10 May 2010, 20:13
    afz902k, It's not intended to tell you why you like black metal. You should know on your own why you do.

    It's a great documentary gathers information and opinions from those in the "Black Circle" and what they are doing now, etc with a brief history or black metal. I personally think it is entertaining for both listeners and non-listeners of black metal.

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