Documentary Movie Review: A Band Called Death (2012) #BloggingAtoZChallenge


 

Welcome to Panorama of the Mountains! My name is Liam and I enjoy watching documentary movies.  This month I will be reviewing 26 documentaries from A-to-Z!

Documentaries starting with the letter Documentaries starting with the letter B that I have previously reviewed include: that I have previously reviewed include:

Title: A Band Called Death
Release Date: June 16, 2012
Director: Mark Christopher Covino and Jeff Howlett
Production Company: Drafthouse Films
Summary/Review:

Three brothers from Detroit – David, Bobby, and Dannis Hackney – form a band that is considered the first Black punk band and maybe the first punk band ever.  They only released one single before dissolving the band largely because the record companies wouldn’t promote their music if they wouldn’t change their band name from Death.  Decades later their music is rediscovered by record collectors and their full album finally gets released.

The surviving brothers, Bobby and Dannis, tell the story of the visionary leader of the band David.  In an eerie way, David’s fascination with death and his belief in posthumous fame feels prophetic.  In addition to being a movie about a band that made some great songs and got their delayed recognition, this is a story about family. In fact, it radiates wholesomeness in a way you wouldn’t expect from the story of a punk band called Death.

Rating: ***

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