Wednesday: Jeff Krulik Documentary Night

May 18

To really experience hair metal in the ‘80s, you had to live through it—or just watch filmmakers John Heyn and Jeff Krulik’s "Heavy Metal Parking Lot." The short film was shot 30 years ago at the height of the hair metal craze in the Capital Centre’s parking lot before a Judas Priest show. While they were walking around with their video equipment, the directors had no idea they were making what would become a cultural phenomenon. From the creepy guy with the 13-year-old girlfriend to the infamous “Zebra Man,”  "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" became a cult sensation that was passed via bootleg VHS tapes during the '90s. Krulik followed up his underground masterpiece with a metal mystery of sorts. With "Led Zeppelin Played Here," he set out in to discover if the mega band did in fact play a small show at a gym in Wheaton, Maryland. Local lore and several witnesses claim that the band did in fact play at the youth center. But did they? Stick around for a Q&A with Krulik following the screenings. 7 p.m., 2640 Space, 2640 St. Paul St., microcinefest.org, $5 suggested donation. (J.M. Giordano)

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