A Band Called Death


City Opera HouseThu, Aug 1, 2013 9:00 PM
Sponsored by Jim and Chris Corgel
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Milliken at the Dennos MuseumSun, Aug 4, 2013 6:00 PM
Sponsored by Michael Sullivan
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Film Info
Release Year:2012
Runtime:98 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Web Site:http://drafthousefilms.com/film/a-band-called-death
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Alice Cooper
Bobby Hackney
Dannis Hackney
David Hackney
Henry Rollins
Director:Mark Christopher Covino
Jeff Howlett
Produced by:Mark Christopher Covino
Jerry Ferrara
Jeff Howlett
Cinematography:Mark Christopher Covino
Editing By:Rich Fox
Music By:Tim Boland
Sam Retzer


Before the Sex Pistols and the Ramones defined punk for a generation, there was Death. Formed by three teenage brothers in a spare bedroom of their family home in a working class black neighborhood in Detroit, the pioneering proto-punk band had dreams of making it big, and pressed their own record in order to pitch to the big labels. But in the era when Motown and disco reigned supreme, Death was doomed to obscurity-until their dusty demo recording was discovered in an attic 30 years later. A captivating and moving tale of family and redemption, this epic rockumentary follows the band’s decadeslong journey to being recognized as pioneers of punk by a new generation. In Person: Directors Mark Covino & Jeffrey Howlett.