Our SXSW 2010 preview continues with a film that is unrivaled in its high anticipation level, at least for me. In my teens, I was not into heavy metal. But I was into Motörhead. I never bought (or stole) an album from Metallica, but I owned Ace of Spades. It was by far the most idiosyncratic thing about my young musical taste. But those damned Brits were electric, and the voice of Ian “Lemmy” Kilmster was, to me, pure rock ‘n roll.

So it goes without saying that I can’t wait to see Greg Ollier and Wes Orshoski’s documentary Lemmy, which is all about that raspy Brit who defined so much of what I listened to when I was young and mad at the world. As well, having done my homework on the man, I think that you’ll find him to be an incredibly interesting guy — a real rocker who has always taken it to the edge. I can’t wait.

Lemmy (dir. Greg Ollier and Wes Orshoski)

Category: Spotlight Premieres

This documentary delves into the personal and public lives of heavy metal icon and Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister. Nearly three years in the making, and featuring appearances by such friends/peers as Metallica, Dave Grohl, Billy Bob Thornton and pro wrestler Triple H, the film follows Kilmister from his Hollywood bedroom to the hockey arenas of Scandinavia and Russia. (World Premiere)

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