Long Live Rock: Celebrate the Chaos
Director: Jonathan McHugh Run Time: 83 min. Rating: NR
Starring: Ice-T, Lars Ulrich, Lzzy Hale, Rob Zombie, Tom Morello
Country: United States
Presented in the Virtual Screening Room in partnership with Abramorama.
About the film:
A deep dive into the culture of hard rock music. This genre, beloved by its millions of fans, is often misunderstood and maligned by media and the music industry. In intimate interviews, the leading titans of rock discuss the genre and the special relationship they have with their audience.
The film also explores the inescapable dark side of their chosen lifestyle, chronicling the unspoken truths that are unfortunately too commonplace in the rock ‘n roll world for both artists and fans, such as substance abuse and depression.
Filmed at various rock festivals throughout the U.S., the film features members of Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Slipknot, Korn, Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Rage Against the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Halestorm, and many, many more.
About the filmmaker:
Directorial debut for celebrated music supervisor and producer Jonathan McHugh. In his decades-long career in film and television, he has produced many gold, platinum, Emmy and Academy Award-nominated film and TV show soundtracks. He was President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy, served ten years as a Trustee, and served five years on the Television Committee. He is co-founder and Secretary of the Guild of Music Supervisors, a member of the Producers Guild, and lectures as an Adjunct Instructor at American University. After
His many projects Paramount’s Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, the Britney Spears film Crossroads, the documentary Janis: Little Girl Blue, horror musical Repo! The Genetic Opera, and the 2018 critically acclaimed festival favorite Blindspotting.See all virtual titles