This Is Spinal Tap

Part of Rialto Pictures: 20 Films for 20 Years
Sunday, November 26, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater

Dir. Rob Reiner. 1984, 82 mins. DCP. With Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer. In Reiner’s timeless spoof of The Last Waltz, Spinal Tap is the loudest band in England and they are making a comeback with a North American tour promoting their new album Smell the Glove. Marty DiBergi (Reiner) sets out to make a documentary of the legendary rock band’s exploits on the road, featuring front men Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest) and David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean) and bassist Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer), bearing witness to the highs and lows of what makes a musician into a rock star. While not the typical Rialto release, this is one of the company’s most beloved films. The late Robert Osborne introduced it at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival as one of his favorite movies.

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