Last Day Here is a film that was shot over four years and was intended as something of a “post-rockumentary” depicting the existence of Bobby Lielbling, the then former singer of Doom Metal pioneers, Pentagram. Liebling was a burned out rock casualty; shivering and lonely and living in his parents basement, the singer was a walking advertisement against the dangers of the drug-addled hedonism that stalked the still warm corpse of rock’n roll. However, Liebling and Pentagram emerged from the ashes to tour and sell records once again so dramatically that the producers couldn’t have believed their luck, and now, Last Days Here has been picked up for US wide distribution by Sundance Select.
The film by Don Argott and Demian Fenton was roundly praised following its premiere at the South by South West Festival. The plainly pleased select president Jonathan Sehring described the film as “a wild ride that we all found deeply moving,” and marks the continuation of a successful relationship between the film-makers and the distributor which began with their previous documentary The Art Of Steal, which followed the struggle for control of Dr. Albert C. Barnes’ 25 billion dollar collection of modern and post-impressionist art which was, similairly, very well critically received.
Director Argott said of the deal:
“Demian, Sheena and I could not be happier to be, once again, in the skilled hands of Sundance Selects. We look forward to continuing down the path by their side.”
No announcement has yet been made regarding European distribution, but given Pentagram’s position in the canon of rock history, and the previous success of the not entirely dissimilairly themed Anvil, a deal may not be too far away.