A Band Called Death

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  96 min.
Release Date:
August 16, 2013 - Toronto - August 16, 2013 - Toronto
August 18, 2013 - Vancouver

August 18, 2013 - Vancouver - August 16, 2013 - Toronto
August 18, 2013 - Vancouver

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Cast: David Hackney, Bobby Hackney, Dannis Hackney

Synopsis

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.

Director: Jeff Howlett, Mark Covino
Studio: Drafthouse Films
Producer(s): Scott Mosier, Kevin Mann, Matthew Perniciaro, Jerry Ferrara
Official Site: www.facebook.com/abandcalleddeath

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  • 5 stars "Very well done. Inspiring , touching just goes to show never give up on your dreams through trials and tribulations."