Death’s harsh, fast style came before Bad Brains, the Ramones or the Sex Pistols and preceded the idea of “punk” as a mainstream genre. When the demo tape was unearthed, Bobby’s son, Urian Hackney, pushed to make the film.
“I grew up loving that early Motor City sound; I remember ordering the vinyl album and just being excited to hear it firsthand,” says IFS director Pablo Kjolseth. Kjolseth says that bringing A Band Called Death to Boulder for one night — and before it officially debuts at South by Southwest — is possible in large part because of the department’s partnering with Drafthouse Films, the distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
The film will show at 7:30 p.m. in the basement auditorium (room 1B20) of CU’s Visual Arts Complex, 1085 18th Street in Boulder; tickets are $7. For more information, call 303-492-1531 or visit www.internationalfilmseries.com.
Thu., March 7, 2013