Motorhead's Lemmy Coming To The Big Screen
The first round of screenings to be announced include New York City (Cinema Village, opening Jan. 28), Austin (The Draft House Downtown, Jan. 14-21), Seattle (Film Forum, Feb. 4-10), Portland, OR (Clinton St. Theater, Jan. 14-21), and Atlanta (The Plaza Theatre, opening Jan. 14). More cities to be announced soon.
Critics around the world can't get enough of "Lemmy." The film won the Best Documentary prize at the In Edit Film Festival in Santiago, Chile last weekend, and it's been a major hit at dozens of other international festivals, including screenings in France, England, Germany, Spain, Australia, The Netherlands, and South Korea. Currently in theaters in the U.K., "Lemmy" has recently sold-out screenings in Paris, Berlin and Tokyo, where it was rated by one firm as the second most popular film in theaters last weekend.
The DVD, a-two disc set packed with more than 4 hours of bonus features, will be released Feb. 15 and will be available for digital download and on BluRay. Filmed over more than three years, and directed by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski, "Lemmy" features appearances by artists spanning the musical spectrum, from Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne and Slash to Peter Hook (New Order/Joy Division), Mick Jones (The Clash) and Jarvis Cocker. Reviewing the film at the Sydney Film Festival in June, Variety Magazine remarked, simply: "'Lemmy' rocks!"
In addition, Motφrhead is currently celebrating its 35th anniversary. The Grammy-winning band will release its new album, "The Wφrld is Yours," on Feb. 8, and kicks off its 2011 North American tour on Jan. 25 in Anaheim, California.