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Cinedelphia presents An Evening with Jeff Krulik

I’m very excited about this one as I’ve been a Krulik admirer since I first got my hands on the VHS tape collection of his short films.  If you only know him from his seminal Heavy Metal Parking Lot then this is a must-attend event…

PhilaMOCA hosts a Jeff Krulik (HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT) retrospective with Krulik in attendance

On Friday, September 28, presents An Evening with Jeff Krulik at the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art.  Washington, D.C.-based filmmaker Jeff Krulik and his frequent collaborator John Heyn will be in attendance to narrate this cinematic retrospective.

The phenomenon that is 1986’s HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT, Krulik and Heyn’s portrait of Judas Priest concertgoers in the mid-80s, has spawned several thematic sequels (NEIL DIAMOND PARKING LOT, HARRY POTTER PARKING LOT, the Trio-based PARKING LOT television series) and follow ups (HEAVY METAL BASEMENT, HEAVY METAL PICNIC), but Krulik’s impressive filmography of short documentaries extends well beyond this subject matter.  Krulik has traveled in an R.V. with Ernest Borgnine (ERNEST BORGNINE ON THE BUS), toured D.C. with wrestling superstar “Classy” Freddy Blassie (MR. BLASSIE GOES TO WASHINGTON), and visited the home of the self-proclaimed KING OF PORN.  Krulik’s work has been honored at a variety of prestigious venues including the AFI and L.A.’s Cinefamily; his work has previously been screened locally at the International House and Trocadero Threatre where HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT was notoriously booed off the screen (footage of which will be shown during the PhilaMOCA program).

The PhilaMOCA program will contain both beloved and little seen works from Krulik’s filmography, everything from the short films that inspired him to footage from his time running a public access television station to unaired episodes of PARKING LOT.  Krulik and Hein will introduce each segment and provide behind-the-scenes commentary on their many unusual journeys.

Friday, September 21 @ PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th Street
Doors at 7:30, Show at 8:00, $8


Yes, it’s a whole week’s worth of Cinedelphia-presented programs.  Yesterday we announced Chickenhawk – Men Who Love Boys with director Adi Sideman in attendance at PhilaMOCA on Friday, September 21, tomorrow we’ll announce a screening of a much-loved cerebral film that will be screened with a live score…


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Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He's served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.

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