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MONDO/Drafthouse Bring Art Back To Poster Design With New 'Band Called Death' One-Sheet

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by Tambay A. Obenson
June 25, 2013 3:55 PM
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MONDO, the division of the Alamo Drafthouse championed for bringing art back to movie poster design, has collaborated with artist Jay Shaw to create the poster for Drafthouse Films' rock documentary A Band Called Death.

The poster is embedded below.

Drafthouse Films acquired North American rights to the rockumentary in February, which is directed by Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino.

The film made its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival last year, screening in competition, and continued to travel the film festival circuit through this year.

Its synopsis reads:

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.

Of course, the film features David Hackney, Bobby Hackney, Sr., Dannis Hackney.

Drafthouse will release A Band Called Death in heaters, this Friday, June 28th.

Here's the new poster (trailer for the film below):


Here's the film's trailer:

A BAND CALLED DEATH [Trailer] from Drafthouse Films on Vimeo.

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  • sa | July 1, 2013 1:12 PMReply

    Saw the film DEATH! The strength of the film is the fact that the music is so strong and completely relevant today as it was in 1973, when first recorded. The weakness of the film
    is that it is a revisionist film because it proclaims 2008 to be the year DEATH as a punk
    rock group were "re-discovered." Completely untrue. The film Afropunk (2003) reveals this fact.
    Also, Bad Brains, Fishbone, Living Colour were all aware of DEATH many decades before the DEATH documentary claimed that 3 white vinyl LP aficionados proclaimed their "discovery."

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