This is Spinal Tap

This is Spinal Tap (15)

A classic ‘mockumentary rockumentary’. Acclaimed commercial director Marty DiBergi (Rob Reiner) follows one of music history’s greatest – and loudest – heavy metal bands Spinal Tap!, a band whose time has come and gone and come and gone again, as they attempt a last-chance comeback tour.

Through interviews, rare footage and lots of music – including classic Tap tunes like “Big Bottom” and “Hell Hole” – you’ll get acquainted with David St. Hubbins (lead guitar), Nigel Tufnel (lead guitar), Derek Smalls (lead bass) and every drummer who ever lived – and died for this renowned rock band. Be part of the sights, sounds and smells of this celebrated heavy metal phenomenon. It’s an experience you’ll never forget.

 

Friday, March 8th 2019
Doors open at 7.30pm
Film starts at 8pm

Director: Rob Reiner
Year: 1984
Certificate: 15
Running time: 1 hour 23 minutes
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And the critics say…

“Hilarious pseudo-documentary spoof of a British rock group that was so on-target in its satire, many viewers took it for the real thing..” TV Guide

“It stays so wickedly close to the subject that it is very nearly indistinguishable from the real thing.” Janet Maslin, New York Times

“…a superbly executed, whimsical fit of improvisation and cinema verite pastiche that so convincingly created an awful ’70s-’80s heavy metal band that the band itself lived on beyond the movie.” Michael Atkinson,  Movieline

“Reiner’s brilliant “rockumentary” sends up its subject matter and the documentary form, with such deft perception that confusing it with the genuine article is an easy mistake to make.” Simon Braund,  Empire Magazine