Space exploration as even Newt Gingrich could never imagine, Heavy Metal starts with an astronaut returning home to his daughter only to be melted by his green orb space souvenir. The orb, we are told, is the “sum of all evils.” And it just takes off from there. The animated 1981 film was based on sci-fi works from the eponymous magazine of the time, heavy on the cartoon nudity. It achieved cult status and with a soundtrack of Black Sabbath and Devo music, a lot of metalhead fans as well. Like any good cult project, there is a second sequel (the first was released in 2000) forever in the works but with no date set for release. For now, we’ll have to re-enjoy a classic at Trylon, screening the film three nights in a row. 7 p.m. $8. –LB

Trylon microcinema, 3258 Minnehaha Ave., Mpls., 612-424-5468, takeup.org