'Heavy Metal Parking Lot' Hits The Road

Jeffrey Lee Puckett of The Courier-Journal reports that "Heavy Metal Parking Lot", a 16-minute documentary filmed in 1986 that has become a grassroots cult classic, is the basis of a new half-hour series that debuted last weekend but makes its big splash this Sunday (Feb 1) with a 19-hour marathon starting at 8 a.m.

The concept is simplicity itself: Jeff Krulik and John Heyn took a video camera to the parking lot of the Capital Centre in Washington, D.C., and interviewed JUDAS PRIEST fans partying before a show.

The result captures heavy metal culture at its peak: what it's like to be young and living in the mostly wasted moment, a beery slice of Americana, and a cinema verite version of reality TV.

"People have a real strong connection with the film," Krulik said. "They can see themselves in these folks. With 'Heavy Metal Parking Lot' I felt that you were either at that show or sat next to someone in homeroom who went." [Read more]

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