The Last Mixed Tape: This Is Spinal Tap
Director: Rob Reiner
Starring: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer
Release Date: Fri 13 Oct 2000
Irish music blog the Last Mixed Tape is pleased to curate the first TLMT on Film series at the Lighthouse this July. Featuring in-depth pre-screening panels, the season will present and discuss the myriad of different ways a musician's life and art can be portrayed through cinema including documentary (The Punk Singer), concert (Shut Up And Play The Hits), biopic (Love & Mercy) and a satire of all three (This Is Spinal). TLMT on Film is about finding out the stories behind the music and the movies.
This Is Spinal Tap:
A mockumentary that so well captured the rising pomposity of hard rock music in the late 70’s/early 80’s This Is Spinal Tap was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation by the United States National Film Registry. An instantly quotable, and timeless comedy.