2640docs & MicroCineFest present Jeff Krulik Documentary Night featuring the 30th anniversary screening of “Heavy Metal Parking Lot” and Led Zeppelin Played Here (2014)
Directors John Heyn and Jeff Krulik’s underground cult classic/video time capsule, “Heavy Metal Parking Lot,” captures Judas Priest fans as they tailgate the parking lot of the since-demolished Capital Centre in May 1986.
Did Led Zeppelin perform in the gym of the Wheaton Youth Center in front of 50 confused teenagers in 1969? Krulik’s Led Zeppelin Played Here attempts to find out while presenting a Mid-Atlantic version of what was happening nationwide as the rock concert industry took shape. Featuring interviews with rock critics, musicians, and fans—including several who claim they were witness to history that night.
Jeff Krulik is an independent documentarian and cultural preservationist who has built a distinct career tapping into the local culture of the DC/Maryland region. In 1996, The Washington Post noted that his films “demonstrate a loving eye for Americana and eccentricity.” His archives have recently been donated to the University of Maryland College Park and an exhibit celebrating Heavy Metal Parking Lot opens at the Hornbake Library on May 27.
MicroCineFest, Baltimore's longtime purveyor of underground, off-beat, psychotronic film, comes out of hibernation to co-present this special screening with 2640docs. MicroCineFest first introduced Baltimore to Heavy Metal Parking Lot in 1997, and went on to bring Jeff Krulik and his films to town many more times in the following years.
Doors at 7pm. Films start at 7:30.
$5 suggested donation to benefit Sickies Making Films. Refreshments available.
Director Jeff Krulik will attend the screening and take part in a Q&A.
Led Zeppelin Played Here | 2014 | 90 mins
“Heavy Metal Parking Lot” | 1986 | 17 mins