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Jeff Krulik: Nuggets
Tuesday, January 6, 2008 at 7:30 pm 55 33rd Street, 3rd Floor Brooklyn, New York
Aficionados of pop culture detritus know Jeff Krulik as co-director, with John Heyn, of the legendary Heavy Metal Parking Lot, the definitive fan-thropological study of drunken Judas Priest devotees cavorting outside Marylandıs now-defunct Capitol Centre arena in 1986. But true heads acknowledge the Krulik as Washington DCıs underground auteur of weird Americana; his oeuvre of over fifty documentaries take on everything from the secret history Lancelot Link, to a Congressional Librarianıs gargantuan porn collection, to the true tale of how Adolf Hitlerıs top hat ended up in some guyıs closet outside of Baltimore.
Light Industry kicks off 2009 by inviting Jeff up to New York to present rarities and tidbits of hidden rock history culled from his personal archive and current projects, including...
Heavy Metal Picnic: Created from a recently unearthed trove of fan-made video, a look at what was going on in the Maryland suburbs a full year before the genesis of Heavy Metal Parking Lot. ³This guy went to a big party in a field with hundreds of metalheads without any policejust a giant bacchanalian party with local doom metal bands,² says Jeff. ³He took a camera and a stolen mic from CBS News and basically made a home movie.²
Led Zeppelin Played Here: 1969 was the year Led Zeppelin broke, and their first Washington area concert was a local youth center gymnasium on the night of Richard Nixon's inauguration. Seeking out evidence for this historic show, Led Zeppelin Played Here uncovers the truth behind the tall tales of local rock lore.
Ambassador Theater Psychdedelic Memories: An oral history of the Ambassador Theater, Washington, DC's psychedelic concert and dance hall, which opened in the Summer of 1967. It didn't last long, but its short memorable run included five straight nights of Jimi Hendrix for $2 admission, the Hollies, Moby Grape and a drunken rant by Norman Mailer.
Plus, other surprises to pepper the evening. According to Jeff, heıll also have Heavy Metal Parking Lot cued up if people really want to watch it again.
Followed by a discussion between Krulik and critic Michael Azerrad, author of Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991.
Tickets - $7, available at door.
About Light Industry
Light Industry is a new venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, New York. Developed and overseen by Thomas Beard and Ed Halter, the project has begun as a series of weekly events at Industry City in Sunset Park, each organized by a different artist, critic, or curator. Conceptually, Light Industry draws equal inspiration from the long history of alternative art spaces in New York as well its storied tradition of cinematheques and other intrepid film exhibitors. Through a regular program of screenings, performances, and lectures, its goal is to explore new models for the Presentation of time-based media and foster an ongoing dialogue amongst a wide range of artists and audiences within the city.
About Industry City
Industry City, an industrial complex in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is home to a cross-section of manufacturing, warehousing and light industry. As part of a regeneration program intended to diversify the use of its 6 million square feet of space to better reflect 21st century production, Industry City now includes workspace for artists. In addition to offering studios at competitive rates, Industry City also provides a limited number of rent-stabilized studios for artists in need of low-cost rental space. This program was conceived in response to the lack of affordable workspace for artists in New York City and aims to establish a new paradigm for industrial redevelopment--one that does not displace artists, workers, local residents or industry but instead builds a sustainable community in a context that integrates cultural and industrial production.