84. ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL
dir. Sacha Gervasi
world premiere 2008
U.S. release 2009
Because in this case the broad, committed, sympathetic vantage of the fan-filmmaker beats the odds of cliché
as fully as Anvil themselves do. Gervasi captures the hurting hearts of the band as well as the absurdity of both
their struggles and their joys, and nothing outranks anything else. It's a whole portrait. Plus "Thumb Hang."