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Metallica to Appear at Rafael Theater, Unveil New 3-D Film in Pre-MVFF Kickoff Event

"Metallica Through the Never" makes its U.S. premiere at the Rafael Film Center at a Sept. 17 kick-off event for the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival.

"Metallica Through the Never" makes its U.S. premiere at the Rafael Film Center at a Sept. 17 kick-off event for the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival. Courtesy photo.
"Metallica Through the Never" makes its U.S. premiere at the Rafael Film Center at a Sept. 17 kick-off event for the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival. Courtesy photo.



Nearly a decade after the inner workings of one of their most turbulent periods hit the big screen in the documentary Some Kind of Monster, the members of legendary Marin rock group Metallica are set to appear and unveil a new film at the Rafael Film Center Sept. 17 as part of a kick-off event for the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival.

James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo are set to appear at the U.S. Premiere of their new 3D feature film Metallica Through the Never, which combines live footage from the band's arena performances with a "surreal adventure story."

The film, directed by filmmaker Nimród Antal, stars Dane DeHaan (The Place Beyond the Pines, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) as Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission during Metallica’s live set in front of a sold-out arena.  

The film is set to hit theaters in North America on Sept. 27 exclusively one in more than 300 IMAX theaters and expands to additional theaters on Oct. 4.

A screening of the film will be followed by an onstage interview by MVFF founder Mark Fishkin and audience Q&A with all four Metallica members, as well as Antal and DeHaan.

The 411: Metallica Through the Never screens on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7:15 p.m. at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 4th Street, San Rafael. Tickets are $85 General Admission. Go to the festival's website for more info or to buy tickets.

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