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MVFF37 is delighted to welcome Metallica, locals and longtime friends of the festival, as Artists in Residence. Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and Robert Trujillo (L. to R.) have each selected a film to host at the festival and will be present to introduce and discuss their chosen films.

Kirk, a noted horror movie aficionado presents an unadulterated, schlock-filled, Z-movie euphoria, late-night screening of the 1971 favorite DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN (Friday, Oct.3).

Robert brings MVFF audiences a sneak peek at JACO (Monday, Oct. 6), the new documentary that brings the story of legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius to the screen; produced by Trujillo with John Battsek of Passion Pictures. See page 26 for complete information on the live event, A Musical Celebration of Jaco.

Lars makes a cutting-edge selection with WHIPLASH (Tuesday, Oct. 7). This indie feature about an aspiring drummer and his ruthless teacher won multiple awards at Sundance this year. Following the screening, director-screenwriter Damien Chazelle will join Lars on stage for a conversation.

James’ classic pick THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (Wednesday, Oct. 8) is in all its restored, big-screen glory. Be sure to catch it.