As a metal listener, I have been trying to get people to pay attention to why I listen to metal -- for most of my adult life. They focus on it being loud, "angry" and possibly antisocial, but never accept that it might have a reason for being that way and I might have a reason for liking it.
Until the Light Takes Us looks into why people make metal, and crosses political and genre lines to show how large corporations, fast food restaurants, religions and socially popular ideas are all the same type of thing, and metalheads have reason to reject it.
By looking into early 1990s black metal, this film explores the thoughts all of us have but are afraid to admit we do. Metal is only the lens, but the topic is a very human one: how do we both get along socially and stay true to ourselves?
See the film at these locations:
November 21-26 at Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
Starts January 8 at Siskel Film Center
Starts January 29 at Starz Film Center
November 27 at Burton Theatre
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Starts December 4th at UICA
Starts December 10 at Alamo Drafthouse West Oaks
LOS ANGELES, CA
Starts December 11 at Laemmle's Sunset 5
NEW ORLEANS, LA
November 24-30 at Zeitgest Art Center
NEW YORK, NY
Starts December 4th at Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street, between University and 5th)
Starts December 4th at Cable Car Cinema
Don't see your local theater or city on here? Call your local alternative theater and request that they show UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US. Be polite, be friendly, and let them know that there's a big audience in the community. You'd be surprised how well it works!
* Until the Light Takes Us
* YouTube (official trailer)
* IMDB: Until the Light Takes Us