A Band Called Death


Green Hills Cinema - Theater 4 Sat, Apr 20, 2013 10:00 PM
Green Hills Cinema - Theater 16 Sun, Apr 21, 2013 9:30 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema Feature
Run Time:98
Premiere Status:Tennessee Premiere
Rating:Not Rated
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jeff Howlett
Mark Covino
Cast:David Hackney
Bobby Hackney Sr.
Dannis Hackney
Producer:Matthew Perniciaro
Scott Mosier
Kevin Mann
Jerry Ferrara
Cinematographer:Mark Covino
Editor:Rich Fox
Music:Sam Retzer
Tim Boland


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.