This is Spinal Tap

Dir: Rob Reiner
Cast: Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner
82mins   1984   US   15   English   

This film is being screened as part of Wilma's Documentary Club. If you wish to attend the introduction and post-film discussion please book the 'Doc Club' ticket and arrive at 13:30.

Through two decades, seventeen classic albums, countless unforgettable concert triumphs, they changed the face of British rock music forever...and the best part is - they're back!

Heralded as one of the great "mockumentaries", This Is Spinal Tap chronicles the comeback tour of classic British rockstars Spinal Tap as they attempt to revitalise their music career by breaking into 1980's America - with every absurd and hilarious happening being documented by fan and filmmaker Marty DiBergi (played by the film's actual director, Rob Reiner).

'Reiner's brilliantly inventive script and smart visuals avoid all the obvious pitfalls, making this one of the funniest films ever' - Geoff Andrew, Time Out