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A decade before their hits "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock" took the world by storm in the mid-1980s, legendary glam-, shock rockers Twisted Sister were rule breakers that no record company wanted to touch.

Some considered Twisted Sister a joke, others called them the greatest bar band in the world. While Punk/New Wave took over New York City, Twisted Sister was battling their way to the top of a working class, suburban, cover-band bar scene - surrounding New York, yet existing in a parallel world. At its peak were monster clubs, packing in audiences of up to 5000 a night - both a great living and a dead end, offering little future outside the suburban enclave. That Twisted Sister would break out into multi-platinum stardom is well known, but this is no fable of fame and success, no litany of celebrity tributes and fanboy adulation. Rather a smart, savvy and wickedly funny story of a 10 year odyssey to overnight success.

Directed by Andrew Horn


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Labia Theatre
68 Orange St
Cape Town
South Africa

Sun 02 Aug 2015 at 6:15 PM (SAST)
Sun 02 Aug 2015 at 8:30 PM (SAST)

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SOUND ON SCREEN Music Film Festival