Part of Loft Staff Selects, a monthly series showcasing film favorites chosen by our amazing Loft Cinema staff! This month’s film was chosen by PARISA ESHRATI, Floor Staff and Green Team member!
Get ready to smell the glove and turn it up to “11” at this special Sing-A-Long screening of the funniest rock ‘n’ roll movie of all-time! Sing-a-long to classic Tap tunes like “Hell Hole,” “Big Bottom” and “Stonehenge,” come dressed in your finest, spandex-iest heavy metal outfit, and strain your brain with rockin’ Spinal Tap trivia before the movie, featuring a Tap-tastic vinyl prize, courtesy of Wooden Tooth Records! Don’t miss it, because tonight we will rock you tonight, all night!
“Screamingly funny! Few films, if any, can match Spinal Tap for consistent laughs. Every scene is a classic.” – William Thomas, Empire
“It’s such a fine line between stupid and, uh … clever.” Director Rob Reiner’s side-splitting rock mockumentary This is Spinal Tap chronicles the less-than-triumphant return to America of legendary heavy-metal group, Spinal Tap. We follow lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest), lead singer/guitarist David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), and bassist Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer) as they hit the road with filmmaker/TV commercial director Marty DiBergi (Reiner) on hand to document all the insanity. Responsible for such albums as Intravenous DeMilo, The Sun Never Sweats, and Bent for the Rent, the aging metal heads are now trying to make a comeback with their latest LP, Smell the Glove. But just about anything that can go wrong, does, from malfunctioning stage props to deadly gardening accidents to spontaneously combusting drummers. This hilariously spot-on spoof of the over-the-top ‘80s rock scene includes cameos by Bruno Kirby, Dana Carvey, Fran Drescher, Billy Crystal, Paul Shaffer, Anjelica Huston, Fred Willard, and Patrick MacNee, and such unforgettable Tap hits as “Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight”, “Hell Hole”, “Big Bottom”, and, of course, “Stonehenge.” (Dir. by Rob Reiner, 1984, USA, 82 mins., Rated R)