SUNDANCE SELECTS PRESENTS: LAST DAYS HERE
Opens in Los Angeles on Friday, March 23 at Cinefamily
Sundance Selects will release LAST DAYS HERE, Don Argott (ROCK SCHOOL, THE ART OF THE STEAL) and Demian Fenton’s raw yet unexpectedly touching chronicle of cult metal legend Bobby Liebling’s bid to resurrect his life and career after decades wasting away in his parents’ basement. A one-of-a-kind doc with more bizarre twists than any fiction, the film premiered at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival and took the prize for Best Music Documentary at IDFA in Amsterdam. LAST DAYS HERE will open in Los Angeles on March 23 (New York on March 2), with a national rollout to follow. It will also be available nationwide on Sundance Selects’ video-on-demand platform, available to over 50 million homes in all major markets.
Bobby Liebling made his mark in the 70s as the outrageous frontman of Pentagram, a “street” Black Sabbath whose heavy metal riffs once blew audiences’ minds. But various acts of self-destruction, multiple band break-ups and botched record deals eventually condemned his music to obscurity. Now in his 50’s, wasted by hardcore drug use and living on the charity of his ever-patient mother and father (a former Nixon advisor), Bobby’s music is finally discovered by the heavy metal underground. With the help of fan-turned-manager Sean “Pellet” Pelletier, Bobby struggles to overcome years of addiction, loneliness and broken dreams to get back on stage again. For over three years, filmmakers (and metal musicians) Argott and Fenton are witnesses to his unbelievable journey, following the triumphs and downfalls of this underground icon at the crossroads of life and death.
Running Time: 90 minutes / Unrated
“A heavy metal ‘Grey Gardens.’ Hilarious and tragic.”
-Steve Dollar, The Wall Street Journal