This Is Spinal Tap

Monday, March 18
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1hr 22mins // directed by:Rob Reiner // featuring:Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer

Get ready to smell the glove and watch out for spontaneously combusting drummers.  We’re turning it up to 11 with the greatest mockumentary of them all – a work of sublime (and profound) comedic genius deemed so culturally significant that it was named to the National Film Registry for preservation by the Library of Congress.

“It’s such a fine line between stupid and, uh…clever.”

Director Rob Reiner’s largely improvised cult classic follows the key members of fictional British heavy metal band Spinal Tap – lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest), lead singer/guitarist David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), and bassist Derek Smalls  (Harry Shearer) – as they embark on their first American tour in years, with filmmaker/TV commercial director Marty DiBergi (Reiner) on hand to document the occasion and retrace the group’s evolution.  Responsible for such albums as