Murder in the Front Row

October 26th


Harris Theater
Sat, Oct 26

Sat, Oct 26

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Director: Adam Dubin
2019 / 92 min. / DCP

In the early 80s, a small group of dedicated Bay Area headbangers shunned the hard rock of MTV and Hollywood hairspray bands in favor of a more dangerous brand of metal that became known as thrash. From the tape trading network to the clubs, to the record stores and fanzines, director Adam Dubin reveals how the scene nurtured the music and the music spawned a movement. 

 Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story is told through powerful first person testimony and stunning animation and photography. The film is a social study of young people defying the odds and building something essential for themselves.  

Featuring interviews with Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament, Death Angel, Possessed, and many more! Narrated by Brian Posehn.