Nanotech Entertainment has announced the first of several live streaming events from the upcoming 36th annual Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF) October 3-13, 2013 at venues throughout Marin County, California. In a special pre-festival kick-off event, METALLICA members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo, along with actor Dane DeHaan and director Nimród Antal will participate in an on-stage interview and audience question-and-answer session moderated by the California Film Institute executive director and Mill Valley Film Festival founder Mark Fishkin immediately following the U.S. public premiere of "Metallica Through The Never" at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, California. This special kick-off event will be streamed live by NanoTech Entertainment over the NanoFlix network providing the stream to televisions, phones, tablets and computers.
Viewers can go to www.nano-flix.com/metallica on Tuesday, September 17, at 9:00 p.m. PDT.
In this music-driven, 3D motion picture event, award-winning filmmaker Nimród Antal ("Predators", "Kontroll") immerses audiences in a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience with spectacular live performance footage of METALLICA's most iconic songs — created exclusively for film — combined with a bold, narrative story featuring imagery drawn from the band's trailblazing iconography. Dane DeHaan portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission, during the METALLICA's roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. The film features dazzling pyrotechnics, the most elaborate live-performance stage ever built and state-of-the-art 3-D photography, captured using up to 24 cameras simultaneously.
Picturehouse will release "Metallica Through The Never" in North America on September 27 exclusively in over 300 IMAX 3D theaters, and will expand into additional theaters on October 4.
"We are very excited to have NanoTech providing the MVFF TV channel as well as the live stream to many of our events leading up to and during the festival," stated Fishkin. "The METALLICA premiere is one of many exciting events that we have planned this year."
NanoTech vice president Peter Crowley added: "The Mill Valley Film Festival is one of the premiere film festivals and we are excited to be building our independent film festival channel around MVFF36. The METALLICA event is an amazing way for us to kick off the live streaming events from the festival this year. We are excited for people from around the world to have access to watch the live video from this historic event as we continue to deliver the future of entertainment."