Music Fan Series presents, “This is Spinal Tap”


Spinal Tap, one of England’s loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour. In 1982, the legendary English heavy metal band Spinal Tap attempt an American comeback tour accompanied by a fan (Rob Reiner as DiBergi) who is also a film-maker. The resulting documentary, interspersed with powerful performances of Tap’s pivotal music and profound lyrics, candidly follows a rock group heading towards crisis, culminating in the infamous affair of the eighteen-inch-high Stonehenge stage prop.

See the film, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., Rosendale.

Frequently listed as many critics’ top ten films, Spinal Tap spawned scores of memorable lines like “There’s a fine line between clever and stupid” and “He died in a bizarre gardening accident; the authorities said it was best left unsolved” and, of course, the line that has entered our vernacular – “These go to 11”…! Admission to the film is $10/$6 members.

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