Until the Light Takes Us & DIY Black Metal Filmmaking Competition

Until the Light Takes Us
Friday, January 15th at 8pm
on a snow screen in the dead of winter.
at Lo Pub – 330 Kennedy
with door prizes, Black Metal art raffle (poster by Christopher Olson) + more!

A feature length documentary directed by Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell chronicling the story of black metal. Part music scene and part cultural uprising, black metal rose to worldwide notoriety in the mid-’90s when a rash of suicides, murders and church burnings accompanied the explosive artistic growth and output of a music scene that would forever redefine what heavy metal is and what it stands for to other musicians, artists and music fans world-wide. Until the Light Takes Us goes behind the highly sensationalized media reports of “Satanists running amok in Europe” to examine the complex and largely misunderstood principles and beliefs that led to this rebellion against both Christianity and modern culture.

To capture this on film, directors Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell moved to Norway and lived with the musicians for several years, building relationships that allowed them to create a surprisingly intimate portrait of this violent, but ultimately misunderstood, movement. The result is a poignant, moving story that’s as much about the idea that reality is composed of whatever the most people believe, regardless of what’s actually true, as it is about a music scene that blazed a path of murder and arson across the northern sky. Featuring: Gylve “Fenriz” Nagell, Varg Vikernes, Jan Axel “Hellhammer” Blomberg, Kjetil “Frost” Haraldstad, Ivar Bjornson, Abbath and Demonaz Doom Occulta, Kris “Garm” Rygg, Bjarne Melgaard, Harmony Korine and more.

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~ by cineflyer on December 12, 2009.

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