Even Hell Has its Heroes
USA, 110 MINS, 2023, DIR. CLYDE PETERSEN
Since 1989, the slowest metal band on the planet has conjured some of music’s most striking tectonic changes. Not only did the band Earth create a glacially paced subgenre of metal and play a pivotal role in the popularization of grunge, but visionary leader Dylan Carlson also did it while battling small-town boredom, heroin addiction, and the tragic death of his roommate and best friend, Kurt Cobain.
Despite the high volume of its beloved and beautiful drone metal, Earth has rarely had much to say for itself. For the first time, in a moving saga that respects the music as much as the ragtag cast of eccentrics and surreal Pacific Northwest majesty that shaped it, Clyde Petersen gets to the core of the could-have-been-tragic triumph of Earth, the slow band that changed everything it touched.
The screening will be preceded by four 8mm short films shot & composed by local filmmakers with disabilities at the National accessArts Centre:
A HAUNTING IN ABBEYDALE
Calgary, 2.59 mins, 2023, Dir. Fionnuala McComish
THE THRILL OF THE HUNT
Calgary, 2.13 mins, 2023, Dir. Matthew O’Dwyer
Calgary, 4.53 mins, 2023, Dir. Kathy M. Austin
Calgary, 2.13 mins, 2023, Dir. Jody Roll