comm•une and House of Vans are excited to present the second film to feature in their new film club: ‘A Band Called Death’.
A documentary based around the extraordinary story of three teenage brothers from Detroit, credited as being the first black punk band and 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 music documentary and epic family chronicle, the story of Death is one of brotherly love and fierce expression. With insights from the likes of Henry Rollins, Alice Cooper, Questlove & Elijah Wood, the film satisfies from all angles, both musically and cinematically.
To coincide with the event, comm•une have created a limited run fanzine. A nod to the culture from which Death originally spawned, the publication will be available on the night, free to all attendees.
Stick around after the screening to have a drink and chat about the film while comm•une DJs provide the sounds.