Watch the trailer below!
Over the years, famed photographer Neil Zlozower has given us all an inside view of of the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle through his extraordinary photographs. It’s about time somebody turned the lens on “Zloz” himself.
Thankfully, a brand new documentary has done just that. “In Your Face – The Neil Zlozower Story” will make its first appearances at a pair of prestigious film festivals. It will premiere on April 6 at the Beverly Hills Film Festival with a followup on May 12 at the New York Independent Film Festival.
Though the film has not been released yet, we at the VHND were afforded the opportunity to preview it, and we enthusiastically endorse it. We found it to be INCREDIBLY ENTERTAINING. This isn’t your typical staid documentary. This is a no-holds-barred rock ‘n’ roll spectacle that is totally hilarious and PURE FUN!
We’ve always said that Zloz was the fifth member of Van Halen because of all the years he toured – and partied – with the band during the original David Lee Roth era. Most of the stunning and incredible live photos – not to mention myriad offstage antics – of Van Halen from the early days have come courtesy of Zloz’s talents and intimate access. It’s hard to imagine Van Halen history without them.
The documentary – produced, directed, filmed and edited by award-winning filmmakers Declan and Beate Maynes of Rattlesnake Productions – is 92 minutes long and a MUST-SEE for everyone who loves rock ’n’ roll and particularly rock photography.
“We decided to make a movie about our childhood idol, who was closer to all the rock bands like Motley Crue, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, Poison, Ratt … than any other rock photographer back in the days,” the filmmakers said, “and we did not expect what’s coming.”
Yes – there’s even an extra bonus for Van Halen fans. The film not only includes never-before-seen early photos of Van Halen, but also features both Neil and former Van Halen bassist MICHAEL ANTHONY talking about the crazy early days on the road with Neil.
In addition to Anthony, the film features members of Kiss, Guns n’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Korn, Rob Zombie, Anthrax, Slipknot, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Henry Rollins and others.
But don’t take our word for it. Check out the film’s trailer, below, for your own little taste!
Watch the trailer!
Will the film eventually make it to DVD or streaming services? We’re not sure. In the meantime, you can check it out at the following two locations:
Beverly Hills Film Festival
TCL Chinese Theatre
6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA
Friday, April 6th, 2018, 7:15 p.m.
Buy Tickets ($18.53)
New York Independent Film Festival
The Producers Club, Theater S
358 West 44 Street, New York, NY 10036
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 4:00 pm
Buy Tickets ($15)
Want to see more of Neil’s extraordinary work with Van Halen? Click here to purchase his Van Halen coffee table photo books, which are out of print. Must-haves for rock fans!