Shot in the wake of the Soviet coup of 1991, FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK intermixes glossed moments of political change with lots of standard, headbanging heavy metal music.
When Russian and American music promoters received permission to mount a huge outdoor rock concert in post-Soviet Moscow, film and video crews recorded the event from beginning to end. This MTV-styled rockumentary combines the conventions of the rock concert film (WOODSTOCK-influenced behind the
scenes interviews, footage of the local reactions, etc.) with the kinetic, video-toasted look of the all-music channel.
The film begins with the inscription that in August 1991 "the young challenged ...