September 12, 2011

UTLTU goes up on UK VOD and Itunes - DVD still available right here.

15 September:

Finally, a digital purchase option & expanded streaming for our friends in the UK!

As of 15 September, Until The Light Takes Us will be up on Itunes and other digital download and streaming options.  Stay tuned for Lovefilm and Blockbuster news coming soon.  As a matter of fact, please add us to your Lovefilm wishlist here:  

Don’t forget to leave comments on Itunes (especially if you love the film…).


You can now access the film and all the special features right here on this website.  And if you want to help us out or share these with your friends/enemies, you can even embed them on your own site or share them on facebook etc.  Pretty neat.  Just click on the “Play Movie” button in the middle of the page.

You can now order the INTERNATIONAL DVD.  This is PAL, Zone Free.  It’s a double disc.  It has all the same special features that are on the American version.  We can ship this to anywhere in the world EXCEPT THESE COUNTRIES: German Territory (includes Austria, German-speaking Switzerland, etc), Australia, NZ, or Japan.  Order it now with the “Buy Intrnl DVD” button to the right.  Any questions?  Write us at  This is an extremely limited edition DVD - order yours now. 



And be sure to check out the store for DVDs, Blu-rays, posters, and more!  (We are now out of full size posters, and have only a small quantity of miniposters left.)

If you are in North America and you want a signed copy of the DVD or Blu-ray, write us at - we have very limited copies reserved for this.

January 14, 2010

New dates added!

To our friends in Phoenix, Portland (Oregon), Nashville, St. Louis, Boston, Ottawa, and Madison- check the THEATERS AND TICKETS link for opening dates in your area!

Coming soon to more… keep checking back!

December 18, 2009

More dates added, and a special holiday message…

Hello everyone,

Just a friendly reminder that to get the latest news before anyone else, you’ll want to become our fan on Facebook- otherwise, keep checking our THEATERS & TICKETS section often, as you might find that we’re adding new runs all of the time, and your city could be one.

If you pop over now, you’ll find opening dates and theaters for-
Cleveland, OH
Vancouver, CA (that’s right, Canada, we’re coming to you- more to come)
Portland, MN
Pittsburgh, PA
Milwaukee, WI
Norfolk, VA


Also, we seem to have caused a bit of a stir in New York and Los Angeles (where we’re being held over for a smash third and second weekend starting today- but make sure you go this weekend, if the numbers drop at all this will likely be our last!) with our special holiday message.  We don’t get the fuss- just because we love black metal doesn’t mean we don’t love the holidays too!

December 10, 2009

Onwards to Los Angeles…

After a HUGELY successful opening in New York this Friday, we’re moving on to the great city of Los Angeles.  The film opens Friday at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 at 8000 Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood, and directors Aaron and Audrey will be at the theater Friday and Saturday doing Q&As after the 7:00 and 9:40 shows.

Tickets are on sale now at the Laemmle Theatres website, showtimes are 1:40, 4:20, 7:00, and 9:40.  There’s three hours validated parking with your ticket stub, as well.

We’re also holding over at the Cinema Village in NYC!  Showtimes are 3:15, 7:15, and 9:10.  We sold out all our Friday shows last week, so don’t get caught slipping this week!

December 3, 2009

NYC opens tomorrow, and the reviews are coming in.

At long last, UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US hits the big screen in New York City!  The film plays daily at the Cinema Village at 22 East 12th Street (between University and 5th) daily at 3:20, 7:00, and 9:15, Friday through Thursday.  If results are good, we’ll get a second week- and be able to get the film out wider throughout the country.  This, however, means it’s up to you…

Tomorrow night’s 9:15pm showing of UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US is completely sold out. If you’re planning to come tomorrow, there are still some tickets for the 7pm show remaining.  Otherwise, we’ll see you Saturday.

Directors Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell will be doing Q&As after the 7:00 and 9:15 shows both Friday and Saturday.  Advance tickets (as you can tell) are strongly encouraged…

Lastly, the reviews are trickling in, and they’ve been quite positive.  Here’s some of the choice cuts:

The New York Times calls the film “absorbing”.

New York Magazine has made the film an Editor’s Pick, and says “You don’t need to be a Norwegian black metal fan to appreciate this exhaustive, loving documentary.”

Ain’t It Cool News says: “My favorite kind of documentary… it’s incredibly effective, and there’s real control in the way they parcel out information at just the right moment for maximum effect. A genuine reaction to a world grown ugly.” 

LA Weekly says ““Richly compelling and artfully shot…through smartly constructed reveals and blunt interviews, Aites and Ewell investigate the entanglement of art, terrorism, and the media that tried to define both,” and has made the film a Critic’s Pick.

Variety says “Morbidly fascinating… it’s wonderful how real blood and violence can still be so arresting in the era of Saw.”

and, the most excellent blog Gordon and the Whale posted this, which we feel sums things up quite nicely…

"It’s a film that will stick with you in the most unshakeable of ways, black metal fan or not. It’s not a standard rock doc… you’re not going to find tricked out concert footage here, glory shots of rock stars wailing away. It’s a much quieter documentary, much sadder, and much more effective. It’s a film about what could have been and what never was, a film about what happens when dreams and people die, a film about dark endings and the people left behind to make sense of it all.”

December 3, 2009

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: “Compelling…gives you the chills.”

There’s a great review of UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US in the Providence Journal… take a look here.

Some highlights:

In “Until the Light Takes Us,” the sinister sound of the Norwegian-originated subgenre known as black metal gets a documentary treatment to match. The producing/directing duo of Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell paint a compelling picture of the environment and the effects of the heavy music that began in Norway in the mid-’80s and continues today, though the filmmakers focus on a series of early-’90s scandals and some of the musicians who were in and around them.
Things go downhill from there, and, having sucked you into the black-metal world, the film proceeds to give you the chills about the people and beliefs that seemingly took it over.
The film does a powerful job of summing up the environment in which black metal could thrive — not only through the cheesy materialism but with many shots of the depressing Norwegian climate. The exterior shots of snowy forests and gray, overcast cities make the many references to the darkness and coldness of the music feel apt, almost inevitable.
It’s a compelling portrait of the origins of the music and the related scandals — as well as the inevitable and sad process of maturation, change and “selling out” that comes when any form of music invented in opposition to commercial success finds some of that success.
December 3, 2009

New release dates announced! Seattle, Milwaukee, and more…

If you haven’t noticed, we’ve added a rash of new bookings for UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US in the last few days.  Here’s the updated list- and don’t forget to check the THEATERS and TICKETS section on a regular basis, as updates are coming fast and furious.

Detroit, MI- Burton Theater

12/4:  New York City (Cinema VIllage), Providence, RI (Cable Car Cinema), Grand Rapids, MI (UCIA)

12/11:  Los Angeles (Laemmle’s Sunset 5), Houston, TX (Alamo Drafthouse West Oaks)

1/8: Chicago, IL (Gene Siskel Film Center)

1/15: Seattle, WA (The Grand Illusion Cinema)

1/22: Milwaukee, WI (Times Cinema)

1/29: Denver, CO (Starz Film Center)

Stay tuned- we’re hoping to announce new bookings in California, Florida, Texas, Boston, Portland, Nashville, and more very soon.  And to our friendly neighbors to the North, we haven’t forgotten you, and yes- we’re coming to Canada in January- more on that shortly.

November 18, 2009

Tickets now on sale for New York City!

Tickets for the theatrical debut on December 4th at Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street, between University and 5th) are now on sale.  Seats are VERY limited for this engagement, so you will want to purchase in advance to ensure you get the shows you want.

You can currently purchase tickets for Friday, 12/4 through Thursday, 12/10 at 7:00 and 9:15 online, and pick up at the theater on opening day.  Visit the Cinema Village website, choose “showtimes and tickets”, and change the day to 12/4 to see tickets.

Directors Aaron Aites & Audrey Ewell, along with some special guests, will be doing Q&As after both the 7:00 and 9:15 screenings