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Metallica. Slayer. Megadeth. These local boys gone legends are always worth a good mosh, but it's their lesser-known Canadian counterparts, Anvil, who have grabbed the city's heart by the horns. Continuing their residency at the Landmark, where documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil has rocked audiences for a month and counting, Anvil appears alongside film director Sacha Gervasi for two special Q&A sessions tonight, May 6th, at the 7:50 & 9:55 shows. And the rock doesn't stop there! Renegade punk-a-billy outlet Devil's Night fires up the Angel City Drive-In with Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly & derby girls. Yowza!

On that note, Long Beach sizzles all weekend courtesy of The 4th Annual QFilm Festival, benefiting The Center. Despite the festival overload these past few weeks, I whole-heartedly recommend this, and almost any other queer film festival, because there truly is something for everyone. For the Oscar bait crowd, there are identity crises, touching documentaries & cultural conflict. For the John Waters crowd, there's two of his greatest, Pink Flamingos & Female Trouble, as well as a host of camp shorts & drag docs. And Mommie Dearest, for free! If none of that spells a good time, I'll eat my hat - and choke on the glittery feathers...

Full list appears below. See you at the movies!