‘American Valhalla’ gets Los Angeles premiere date

A director Q&A will follow the screening

When the Iggy Pop/Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Joshua Homme film American Valhalla was announced for theatrical release earlier this month, no Los Angeles premiere was revealed. Now, fans in the area will be able to see the film on Sunday, July 9th at 7 pm at Laemmle Theatres/Ahrya Fine Arts at 8556 Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills. The 81-minute film screening will be followed by a Q&A with co-directors Homme and Andreas Neumann.

American Valhalla (which will be released theatrically in the US on July 11th via More2Screen/Eagle Rock Films) follows these two rock statesmen from the creation of Pop’s latest studio album Post Pop Depression through the subsequent critically-acclaimed tour. Pop and Homme invite the viewer into personal and creative moments, as they wrote and recorded in the Mojave Desert, rehearsed, and presented these fiery new songs on stages around the world joined by Matt Helders (drummer, Arctic Monkeys) and Dean Fertita (bassist, Queens Of The Stone Age), with Troy Van Leeuwan (guitarist, Queens Of The Stone Age), and bassist/guitarist Matt Sweeney completing the live line-up.

This week, Billboard.com spoke with Homme and Neumann about the film, as well as premiered a clip in which Pop describes the artistic style of himself and his bandmates, and the inspiration behind the new songs.

The film was recently premiered at the Sheffield Doc/Fest to rave reviews. “…Everything underlines that this was a special, unique moment in the lives of all those who participated…Iggy Pop is so engaging,” says Allan Hunter of Screen Daily. “Telling tales of old friend David Bowie or diving headlong into an adoring crowd, he is like a grizzled, old prizefighter determined to prove that he still has a few rounds left in him and American Valhalla pays due homage to his seemingly indestructible spirit.”

Fans can order tickets online.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.