Los Angeles Film Festival
A Band Called Death
A Band Called Death
Documentary Competition
(USA, 2012, 98 mins)
World Premiere
Directed By: Jeff Howlett,
Mark Covino
Producers: Matthew Perniciaro, Scott Mosier, Kevin Mann, Jerry Ferrara
Cinematographer: Mark Covino
Editor: Rich Fox
Music: Sam Retzer, Tim Boland
Featuring: David Hackney, Bobby Hackney, Sr., Dannis Hackney
Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was Death. Formed in the early '70s by three teenage brothers from Detroit, Death is credited as being the first black punk band, and the Hackney brothers, David, Bobby, and Dannis, are now considered pioneers in their field. But it wasn’t until recently — when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of Bobby’s attic nearly 30 years after Death’s heyday — that anyone outside a small group of punk enthusiasts had even heard of them.

Equal parts electrifying rockumentary and epic family chronicle, the story of Death is one of brotherly love and fierce, divinely inspired expression.
Screening Schedule
Sat, Jun 16th 7:20pm
Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE 11
Tue, Jun 19th 7:10pm
Virgin America Theatre/Regal L.A. LIVE 9
Sat, Jun 23rd 9:20pm
Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE 11

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