On May 21st, Brazilian heavy metal icons SEPULTURA will celebrate theworld premiere of their documentary, Sepultura Endurance, at The Regent Theater in Los Angeles. Fans are invited to the unique experience that will include a screening of the film followed by an intimate Q&A with the band.
Alamo Drafthouse Theater is proud to announce 3 additional screenings in Brooklyn, Austin (Lamar) and San Francisco on May 21st. Following the documentary, moviegoers will be able to watch a live stream from the Q&A in Los Angeles.
The film shows the journey from their humble rural beginnings to decades spent on the international stage, giving an in-depth look into how the band continues to thrive in a changing metal landscape. Crammed full of rare archival footage, and featuring interviews with legends like Lars Ulrich and Scott Ian, and younger artists influenced by SEPULTURA, like Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Sepultura Endurance is the definitive document of the band’s myths, struggles and heart.
“I’m very happy and excited that the SEPULTURA movie is finally done,” comments Andreas Kisser. “It is an amazing achievement from the director Otavio Juliano and the producer Luciana Ferraz from the Interface Films. Otavio followed the band on the road, on the studio and collected amazing statements from many people who are or were a part of this fantastic history. Sepultura Endurance shows a story of this Brazilian band who conquered the world, suffered the ups and downs of a unique career that are still going strong. He filmed the historical show we did in Sao Paulo in 2015 for the celebrations of the 30th year anniversary tour and that’s the central line of the whole history, our music! Through the music, we tell this story. We invite you to enter this time machine and explore the SepulHistory with no dramas or sensationalism. See you all at the Regent Theater on May 21st. Enjoy the ride!”
Sepultura Endurance director Otavio Juliano states:“I had been filming the band SEPULTURA for the better part of 2010-2016, a time of tension and triumph for the band celebrating 30 years. Nothing has been off-limits. The band gave me complete access, every door was open, I was never asked to leave.
Endurance is an honest portrait of SEPULTURA: part concert film, part testimonial to the power of music, part intimate insider-hang and great archival footage.
Ultimately, the film is a testament to the endurance required to make a documentary for almost seven years, taking itself 800 hours of footage to complete. When you’re filming cinema verite style, you’re following the story as it’s unfolding and you don’t know the destination. Sepultura Endurance has been a great journey. Igor Kupstas of O2 PLAY comments: “This has been a passion project for INTERFACE and it sure is a passion project for us at O2 PLAY. We are not only proud worldwide distributors of this amazing film but also metal fans, proud ofSEPULTURA’s work for the last 30 years. We are extremely happy with this partnership with ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA and the REGENT THEATER and to release Sepultura Endurance first in Los Angeles, land of cinema and Rock and Roll, is a great honor. O2 PLAY is a Brazilian distribution company with a global approach, and, as part of O2 FILMES (production company of CITY OF GOD) we want to bring more and more of our culture to the theaters and platforms abroad.”
The Sepultura Endurance screening will start at 1pm PT. For more information on the screenings . head to ticketfly.com.