TV & Film
See Hear Podcast Episode 47 - Interview with Jeff Krulik, director of "Heavy Metal Parking Lot"
See Hear Podcast comes to the end of its fourth year of existence. Slowly but surely, we’ve been bringing you discussions about all manner of music-related films since January 2014.
To celebrate, Tim, Bernard and Maurice want to party like its 1986. We are joined by one of the two creators of the film / time capsule known as Heavy Metal Parking Lot, Jeff Krulik. Jeff and John Heyn hung out for 2 hours in the parking lot of the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland on May 31 1986 just prior to a Judas Priest concert. They went armed with a camera, a microphone, four U-matic tapes, and the bravado to ask the teens / early twenty-somethings about their love for heavy metal music. The result honestly captures the joy these fans had at celebrating a particular time in their life. The film doesn’t romanticise their youth, nor mock it – it is simply a record of a night. There are truths that can be applied to any community worldwide.
Jeff and John went on to make further short films of a similar nature investigating fans of different aspects of popular culture (like Phish, monster trucks, Neil Diamond, Harry Potter), but HMPL is where it all started. The See Hear crew are grateful that Jeff gave so willingly of his time to talk about this important film. It slowly gained many fans over the years, many of them musicians – which shows us that they too are fans.
To all See Hear listeners, thanks so much for sticking with us for another year. We’re all hugely grateful, and look forward to bringing you great shows for your earholes in 2018.
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