Wednesday, April 6, 2016

"Heavy Metal Parking Lot, the Cult Classic Film That Ranks as One of the “Great Rock Documentaries” of All Time...

Growing up in the Washington, DC suburbs in the 80s and 90s among a certain subculture of disaffected youth meant that the short cult documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot had an especially legendary status. Everybody seemed to know a friend of a friend’s older brother or sister who had been caught on camera by filmmakers John Heyn and Jeff Krulik outside that 1986 Judas Priest concert at Largo, Maryland’s Capital Centre (RIP). But geographical proximity alone to the titular parking lot does not explain the 17-minute video’s popularity.

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