Underground Film Journal

Posted In » Online Cinema

Heavy Metal Picnic: The Trailer

By Mike Everleth ⋅ July 21, 2010

From out of the parking lot and onto the farm, Jeff Krulik and John Heyn revisit their badass roots with their new documentary Heavy Metal Picnic, which revisits the backyard party to end all backyard parties. The year is 1985 and the place is the Full Moon Jamboree, a thirty-six hour non-stop heavy metal jam in the backwoods of Maryland. Metalheads, stoners and other degenerates all came together for a blow-out event that made it onto the evening news — and not for one of those “feel good” stories. (Although the partiers sure were feelin’ good.) Relive the good ol’ days in the above embedded trailer for the raucous new documentary that’s coming soon.

Krulik and Heyn are, of course, the two geniuses behind one of the greatest underground films of all time: Heavy Metal Parking Lot, which chronicled first-hand the shenanigans going on in the parking lot outside of a Judas Priest concert. Heavy Metal Picnic doesn’t have a band of Priest’s stature, but it does feature local doom metal icons Asylum. The new film also features the same kind of drunk revelry going on and completely intoxicated folks jockeying for rambling, mindless screentime. Plus, Picnic features modern day reminisces by the folks who survived the weekend, including Jamboree creator Billy Gordon.

Heavy Metal Picnic will make its world premiere on Aug. 6 at the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring, MD. If you were at the Jamboree and you live near the Silver Theater, go see yourself on the big screen — because your brain is probably still fried and you don’t remember what you were doing 25 years ago.

For more information on the film, please visit the official Heavy Metal Picnic website or Jeff Krulik’s website.

Underground Film Feedback (1 comment)

Sorry, no new comments allowed, but please read through our comment archive.

Post Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.