This film is an official selection of the Sound Unseen 16 Film & Music Festival.
Date: Sat. Nov. 14, 2015
Venue: McNally Smith College of Music
Price: $10 advance/$12 at the door
“Breaking a Monster” begins as the band members of Unlocking The Truth are all in 7th grade, spending their weekends playing metal music in Times Square - often to substantial crowds. They take on a 70-year-old industry veteran manager. With his guidance they are soon on their way to a $1.8M record deal with Sony Music. Anything feels possible, and the eyes of the world are upon them. The boys are coming of age, not only as they become professional musicians, but also as they transcend childhood and step into adulthood. The sudden breakout of any band, let alone one of pre-teens, is an extremely narrow and specific period in time - “Breaking a Monster” is the story of this rapid transformation. (Synopsis provided by SXSW.)
DIR: Luke Meyer, USA, 2015, 93 min.
Sponsored by: Cine-O-Matic, McNally Smith College of Music, and Visit Saint Paul