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Alien Weaponry to premiere documentary at Tribeca Film Festival in NYC

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Piotr Kwasnik

New Zealand's metal frontrunners, Alien Weaponry, recently dropped their sophomore album, Tangaroa. The album continues the band's mission of preserving and amplifying Māori history and culture, following their breakout 2018 album, . That debut earned them #1 chart entries, critical acclaim, and award nominations.

"Alien Weaponry: Kua Tupu Te Ara," a new documentary by director Kent Belcher and producer Nigel McCulloch, offers an intimate look at the band's journey. Featuring appearances from metal icons like Randy Blythe (Lamb of God), Chuck Billy (Testament), and Joe and Mario Duplantier (Gojira), the 97-minute film delves into the band's past, present, and future.

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The documentary will premiere globally at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on June 6, 2024, at the Village East Cinema (8:45 PM, 181-189 2nd Avenue). The premiere includes a Q&A session with the film's director, writer/producer, and editor. Additional screenings will occur at various local theaters throughout the festival.

 

The band shared the following:

We are so excited to finally share this documentary we have been working on for years with you. The film captures our journey of navigating the world of music, showing the highlights, the hardships, and everything in between.

 

Director Kent Belcher adds:

After six years of traveling with, living with and filming the ALIEN WEAPONRY family, to finally be able to share that with audiences and showcase Māori culture in a vibrant and heartfelt way is just so rewarding. To have my first film as director premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival is an absolute dream come true.

What makes our film is the family aspect. The ups and downs, the strains of being on the road with your family and then pulling through because you've all got a common goal. They're an amazing, powerful group of people and they've taught me a hell of a lot. I'm so privileged to be part of this. I can't put it into words how lucky I am to have met these people, be able to film these people and then being able to learn stuff about myself. It has honestly been the best experience of my life.

 




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