“Murder In The Front Row” Announces New York Comic Con Panel

Back in March I shared the first trailer for the documentary film “Murder In The Front Row” and since that feels like a forever ago to me, I am advising that our readers click HERE to see that post in the event they might have missed it.

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The Press Release:
Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story has received praise from Rolling Stone, The Wire, The Playlist and San Francisco Chronicle. After premieres in San Francisco and London in the spring, the lauded documentary took to the road this summer, with screenings across the U.S. and internationally, at Alamo Drafthouses, art house cinemas, music venues and film festivals. Today Murder In The Front Row is thrilled to announce a panel discussion during this year’s New York Comic Con, entitled ‘Metal’s Influence Within Today’s Comic Con Culture’, October 3 at 6:45pm [info. here], featuring director Adam Dubin, Alex Skolnick (Testament/Metal Allegiance), Brian Lew (co-author, ‘Murder In The Front Row’), Brian Posehn (comedian, narrator of ‘Murder In The Front Row’), Brian Pulido (founder/publisher Coffin Comics), moderted by Kory Grow (senior writer, Rolling Stone). In addition, Murder In The Front Row has added dozens of new screenings including September 20-26 in Seattle, October 1 in New York City, October 16 in Los Angeles.

Directed by Adam Dubin (Beastie Boys “Fight For Your Right to Party” & “No Sleep ‘til Brooklyn”), the film contains over fifty interviews with various metal stalwarts, (including Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament, and Death Angel), telling its tall tales through a mix of first-person interviews, animation and narration by comedian Brian Posehn – watch the trailer via the link in our intro.

Narratively, MITFR follows the story of a group of young kids in Northern California with a shared passion for heavy rock bands like UFO, Iron Maiden and Motorhead. “These are just good stories, and they are very human stories,” says Dubin. “All these bands were mainly from England, and they never really toured the West Coast, so these young people started creating their own music, starting their own fanzines, booking clubs and trading tapes. These were people who were adamant about music and the bands, but also each other.”

The documentary is loosely based on a 2012 photojournal of the same name by Harald Oimoen and Brian Lew. “What I loved about the book is that it wasn’t just about Metallica,” continues Adam. “It was documenting a vibrant scene, where all the bands were equal and there was real camaraderie. The photos captured the sweat of the clubs, the ringing in your ears and the power of young people. Harald and Brian captured the humanity of it, and they understood that I was somebody who could bring that out in a film.”

Murder In The Front Row Screenings:
Sep 08 – Raleigh, NC @ Alamo Drafthouse (7pm tix)
Sep 10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Alamo Drafthouse (sold out)
Sep 10 – Dallas, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse
Sep 10 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse (Park North 7:30pm + 8:30pm tix)
Sep 12 – Winchester, VA @ Alamo Drafthouse (7:30pm tix)
Sep 12 – San Francisco, CA @ Alamo Drafthouse (sold out)
Sep 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Alamo Drafthouse (10pm tix)
Sep 13 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse (9pm tix)
Sep 13-19 – Denver, CO @ Alamo Drafthouse (Sloans Lake tix)
Sep 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Roxie Theater (9:15pm tix)
Sep 16 – Denver, CO @ Alamo Drafthouse (Littleton tix)
Sep 16 – Denton, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse
Sep 16-17 – Long Beach, CA @ Art Theatre
Sep 17 – Dallas, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse (Richmond Hills info)
Sep 17 – Eindhoven, NL @ LAB-1
Sep 19 – Athens, GR @ Athens International Film Festival
Sep 20-26 – Seattle, WA @ Grand Illusion Cinema (tix)
Sep 21 – Denver, CO @ Alamo Drafthouse (Westminster tix)
Sep 22 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop (5:30pm tix)
Sep 24 – Dallas, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse
Sep 26 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland International Film Festival (Regal Jack London 8:45pm tix)
Sep 27 – Omaha, NE @ Alamo Drafthouse
Sep 28 – Window Rock, AZ @ Goen Cinemas
Sep 30 – Dallas, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse (Richardson info)
Oct 01 – New York, NY @ IFC Center
Oct 03 – New York, NY @ NY Comic Con (6:45pm info)
Oct 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent (info)
Oct 26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Harris Theater (8pm tix)
Nov 16 – Huntington, NY @ Cinema Arts Centre (info)
Dec 16 – Athens, GR @ Gagarin 205 (Gimme Shelter Film Festival info)

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Based on the trailer this is definitely a movie that I wish to see in the theaters and its a bit of a bummer that the Alamo Draft House screening is already sold out since I’ve been looking to go there at some point. As I am going to the New York Comic Con in October, I can always look to see it at the panel if they plan on showing the full film or at the pre-Con IFC Center showing. Who knows, perhaps I will be able to run a contest for tickets and put some of you lucky readers of the website into the screening. Let’s see what we can do about that a little closer to the convention. If you are planning on attending the NYCC I wonder what you readers think about this panel announcement and will you be looking to attend it or see the film? As many more alerts about the convention will be coming down the pike, I suggest that you click HERE for a rundown of what we’ve share so far and of course don’t forget to get on the PiercingMetal Social Networks of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter since I plan on being very, very active in the coming weeks as the convention draws near. Okay, see you next time or soon, or whatever comes first. Ciao.

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