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Monoduo Films Releases Music Documentary “A Band Called Death” on Vimeo

The European, Asian and Latin American VOD premiere of festival favorite A Band Called Death on Vimeo on Demand.

 
 
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BERLIN, Germany - June 11, 2014 - PRLog -- Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino’s riveting rockumentary chronicles rebirth and rise to cult stardom of early-’70s African-American “proto-punk” trio Death, following a new generation’s discovery of a virtually unheard demo tape more than 30 years later.

Watch TRAILER: http://vimeo.com/65722507

A music documentary by Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino

Featuring Bobby Hackney Sr., Dannis Hackney, David Hackney, Bobbie Duncan, Bobby Hackney Jr., Alice Cooper, Henry Rollins, Elijah Wood, Ahmir 'questlove' Thompson

The film is produced by Matthew Perniciaro and Kevin Mann of Haven (More Than A Game, Fanboys), Scott Mosier of OGB (Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma) and Jerry Ferrara (Entourage, Think Like A Man).

Synopsis:

Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols and the Ramones, there was Death. Formed in 1971 by three teenage brothers in Detroit, Michigan, the African-American group is widely acknowledged as being one of the first punk bands. After years of struggling with canceled contracts, increasing debts,inner family tragedy, and a controversial name that barred them from future success, Death sold off their instruments and disbanded with their recordings lying dormant in an attic for decades. After years of silence, Death’s moment finally arrived following unexpected demand from rabid internet fans and record collectors, which ushered renowned appreciation and a swarm of national media attention that has now secured their place in the annals of rock history. Detroit-born Jack White of The White Stripes said in the New York Times: “the first time the stereo played [Death] I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. When I was told the history of the band and what year they recorded this music, it just didn’t make sense. Ahead of punk, and ahead of their time.”

The film is available under following link: http://vimeo.com/ondemand/death. The film is available for one week rent (2,93 EUR) and as a download (9,55 EUR).

REVIEWS:

“One of the best music documentaries to come out in years!” - Twitchfilm

“A beautiful tale of life, love, music, and family.” - Village Voice

“Ahead of Punk and ahead of their time.” - Jack White

“If Sugarman doc moved you… this will be your music doc of the year.” - Questlove

“You will laugh, cry and bounce your head… Death can be damned entertaining”. - The Huffington Post

"This rock doc rewrites punk history" - Indiewire

"Powerful momentum and compelling interest from start to finish” - Variety


SELECTED FESTIVALS:

World Premiere LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL 2012

International Premiere IDFA 2012

South by Southwest (SXSW) 2013

Milano Film Festival 2013

Melbourne IFF 2013

Film Fest Gent 2013

In-Edit IFF 2013

Bilbao Film Festival 2013

Mar Del Plata 2013

Göteborg IFF 2014

Titanic Film Festival 2014

For interviews with the band and filmmakers, or screener requests, please contact us at patricie@monoduo.net.

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