From Tzivi’s January ’10 Spotlight in the JUF News: Anvil: The Story of Anvil has been called “the greatest movie ever made about Rock and Roll,” but for all the cursing, this is really a heart-tugging film about deep and abiding friendship. Steve “Lips” Kudlow is the son of a competitive Toronto businessman. Robb Reiner is the son of a Hungarian Holocaust survivor. Somehow these two Jewish guys balance each other out, and after almost forty years, they’re still going on tour and writing new songs. I’m no Heavy Metal fan, but even I was engrossed.

12/22 Update: Anvil was just named “Best Doc of 2009” by the Chgo Film Critics Assoc.

Jan Lisa Huttner (“Tzivi”) is the Arts & Culture critic for Chicago’s JUF News as well as a Chicago YIVO board member.

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