San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
AMOEBA MUSIC AND DRAFTHOUSE FILMS PRESENT A FREE ADVANCE SCREENING OF 'A BAND CALLED DEATH'
See A BAND CALLED DEATH Before It Hits Theaters Nationwide June 28
Drafthouse Films’ latest release, A Band Called Death is a documentary 42 years in the making. It’s one of the most unlikely true stories you’ll ever hear, and one of the greatest triumphs in rock history. Detroit, 1971. Three teenage brothers, Bobby, Dannis and David Hackney dabbled in playing funk music, but after they attended a particularly thunderous Alice Cooper performance, the Hackneys’ group “Rock Fire Funk Express” gradually transformed into an entirely different band…a band called DEATH.
Their sound was tight, compelling and formidably unique. Death’s rampaging drive was clearly “punk,” but the Ramones were still years from striking their first power chord. After months of rejections from record companies, someone reached out to the group with an offer... if they agreed to change their name. The answer was no. After years of disappointment and still no recording contract, they had no battle left in them. Death sold off their instruments and disbanded, with their recordings laying dormant in an attic for years.
Or so they thought. In 2008, Death songs began making the rounds virally across the internet. Bobby and Dannis remained unaware. Collectors went rabid, the recordings were pulled from the attic, and it wasn’t long before the world finally caught up with the band’s unparalleled, innovatory vision.
This is your chance to see A Band Called Death before it hits theaters nationwide on June 28.
PLEASE NOTE: To attend this screening, RSVP using Eventbrite. You may RSVP for up to 2 tickets. This RSVP DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY and seating is limited to theater capacity on a first come, first served basis while supplies last, so it is crucial to arrive early on the day of the event.