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Krulik & Halter In Los Angeles: September 27

By Mike Everleth ⋅ September 25, 2008

Now this is an event that’ll make you grow a mullet and start making out with your 13-year-old girlfriend.

If you’ve seen Jeff Krulik‘s seminal underground documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot, you know what I’m talking about. This is one of the greatest movies ever made and director Krulik is going to be in Los Angeles on Saturday Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. to talk about the film at the Anna Helwing Gallery at 2766 S. La Cienega Blvd. with former New York Underground Film Festival director Ed Halter. These two giants of the underground film scene will talk about the movie, 1986 in general (when the film was made), and the impact its had on our culture, which surprisingly didn’t collapse in on itself after witnessing the antics recorded by Krulik.

I’m totally stoked about this event and can’t wait to attend. Halter has, of course, done so much more than just run NYUFF. He’s currently co-programming Brooklyn’s Light Industry film performance space with Thomas Beard and his writing appears almost daily all over the web. Plus, back in January, Halter gave a lecture on Krulik’s work in NYC. Hey, maybe these two should go on a road tour together!

Appropriately enough, too, It was at NYUFF that I was first exposed to Krulik’s work and became a major fan, which I try to gush about as much as I can on the Underground Film Journal. Luckily for all of us, Krulik has taken to the web in a big way recently and much of his work can be found on his awesome YouTube channel. He also posts all kinds of interesting video oddities and such that he’s collected over the years.

If you’re in L.A., I highly recommend attending this rare occasion on the 27th. The event is part of Matt Keegan’s “Now Is the Time” exhibition series that’s going to run through Oct. 4. Read here for more info.

Lastly, in honor of the night, a random Krulik video is embedded below. Ok, it’s not so “random.” It’s Obsessed With Jews, the first film I saw by Jeff at NYUFF back in 2000. Yep, still awesome: