MPI-Supported Doc ‘Los Ultimos Frikis’ Available to Stream September 16
September 3, 2021
The MPI-supported feature documentary Los Ultimos Frikiswill be released September 16 via First Look Media’s streaming service, Topic, which is available on platforms such as Apple TV, Amazon Prime, and Roku. The film is currently available now through Topic’s Vimeo On Demand channel.
From director Nicholas Brennan, Los Ultimos Frikis is about communist Cuba’s legendary heavy metal band Zeus—the most popular rock stars you’ve never heard of. The film follows the band’s frontman Diony Arce over ten years as he struggles to express himself inside this closed society. Battling against the country’s Agency of Rock and the restrictions of its socialist model, Diony and his band of metalheads fight to realize their dreams of stardom despite the limitations thrown in their way.
Los Ultimos Frikis enjoyed its world premiere at the prestigious DOC NYC festival and has gone on to screen at DOK.fest Munich, Festival de Cine de La Habana, and the Miami Film Festival. Notably, the original score for the film comes from Dave Lombardo, drummer and co-founder of the metal band Slayer.
View the trailer below, and set a reminder to watch the documentary September 16!