We were big fans of Icelandic drama Metalhead when we got a chance to see it last year. The film, about a family stricken by tragedy and a girl’s coming of age by becoming the metalhead of the title, was well acted, beautifully shot, and with an awesome soundtrack of metal classics. It had a screening last year at Saint Vitus Bar, but apart from that, the only opportunity many have had to see it is at film festivals. That’s about to change, as it’s going to be screened in New York, Los Angeles, and several other cities before becoming available on demand starting April 3.
Here’s where you’ll be able to catch Metalhead before (and after) it’s video on demand debut:
02/14 – Lowell, MA @ Luna Theater
02/22 – 02/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
02/27 – 03/01 – Seattle, WA @ SIFF Uptown
02/27 – 03/05 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
03/18 – 03/20 – New York, NY @ Scandinavia House / New Nordic Cinema
03/20 – 03/26 – New York, NY @ Cinema Village
03/27 – 04/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Laemmle NoHo 7
04/10 – 04/16 – Portland, OR @ Hollywood Theatre
04/27 – Pleasantville, NY @ Jacob Burns Film Center
Metalhead won eight awards at the 2014 Icelandic Film Awards, including Best Actress for Thora Bjorg Helga. You can get a taste of what it’s like from the clip below, when the film’s protagonist sees a TV clip about Norwegian church burnings in the ’90s that further changes the direction of her life.