SXSW: Rock Docu ‘A Band Called Death’ Acquired By Drafthouse Films

The documentary chronicling proto-punk band Death had its world premiere at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Fest and screens March 14 at SXSW. Austin-based Drafthouse is planning a summer theatrical and VOD release.

AUSTIN, TX – February 26, 2013 – Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, announced today the acquisition of North American rights to Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino’s riveting rockumentary A Band Called Death, which is set to screen at this year’s SXSW Film Festival in the “24 Beats Per Second” film category. The film 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. A theatrical and VOD release for A Band Called Death is scheduled for this summer. (more…)

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