Bad Brains are one of the most important and influential American bands still working today. They melded punk and reggae into an innovative style that has yet to be copied. Their impact and influence can be heard in groups like Beastie Boys, No Doubt, Nirvana, Jane’s Addiction and countless more. Despite the troubles of an eccentric front man they have stayed together for 30 years without ever reaching the level of success so many think they deserve. Using rare archival footage and original comic illustrations the film re-constructs Bad Brains’ rich and complicated history.
The Closing Night film is the Arizona Premiere of Bad Brains: A Band In DC. The rock doc utilizes rare archival footage and original comic illustrations to re-construct the band’s rich and complicated history. The Bad Brains, who melded punk and reggae, are one of the most important and influential American bands still working today. Featuring interviews and appearance by many artists who were influenced by the band like the Beastie Boys, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana), Henry Rollins and Ian MacKaye of Fugazi. Both Centerpiece and Closing Night are at the Century El Con 20 theater.
(Arizona Premiere) (Closing Night Film)
Dir. Mandy Stein & Benjamen Logan
Plain Jane Productions