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Monday / July 16.
  • Anvil! The Story of Anvil

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    If you are any kind of fan of rock ‘n’ roll, or any kind of fan of documentary films — run, don’t walk, to see Anvil! The Story of Anvil.

    Check out the trailer here.

    I saw the movie last week in Los Angeles with my buddy Stefan and it truly was one of the best films I’ve seen in a long time.

    It’s a real-life Spinal Tap about Canadian heavy metal band Anvil, which started out playing with Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and the Scorpions in 1984…and never quite recaptured that 15 minutes of fame.

    I laughed, I cried, it was a truly poignant and tremendous film.

    Michael Moore called it “The best documentary I’ve seen in many years.”

    And here a few more glowing reviews.

    Go see it, it’s at the Angelika in NYC right now.

    (Photo courtesy Brent J. Craig)

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.