Revelation Film Festival 2014

2016 Films


Heavy Metal Parking Lot + Fridey at the Hydey


Fringe World Film Program

Dir: Lindsay Hallam /Jeff Krulik
Year: Various
Country: USA/Aus
Duration: full session 70mins

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This double-header a match made in heaven as we explore the local music scene in Perth's legendary music venue the Hyde Park Hotel AND explore the carpark outside of a Judas Priest concert in 1986.

For many, the Hyde Park Hotel was a music institution for years. Supporting and showcasing all manner of local talent across all manner of styles (and capability), the venue was one of the last bastions of the local independent music scene. Faced with closure at the time, this great local piece examines the history, legacy and importance of this inner city venue.

Playing in support is arguably one of the most pirated movies ever made - Heavy Metal Parking Lot.

With his early video camera, filmmaker Jeff Krulik spend a few hours in the carpark just prior to a Judas Priest concert interviewing the audience and documenting the happenings. What he gets is an hilarious low-fi and utterly fantastic snapshot of youth gone awry.

Seeing this film makes you part of a strange international film and music cult - and may also introduce you to one of the most interesting of filmmakers.

Date: Fri Feb 12 & 19
Time: 6.30pm
Place: Perth Backlot
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