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Bad Brains: A Band in DC (2012)

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... See full summary »

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Ben Logan (co-director), Mandy Stein (co-director)
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Credited cast:
Julian Cambridge Julian Cambridge ... Himself
Anthony Countey Anthony Countey
James Drescher James Drescher
Harley Flanagan Harley Flanagan ... Himself
Michael Franti ... Himself
Dave Grohl ... (as David Grohl)
Adam Horovitz ... Himself
Earl Hudson Earl Hudson
Paul 'H.R.' Hudson Paul 'H.R.' Hudson
Darryl Jenifer Darryl Jenifer
John Joseph
Anthony Kiedis
Don Letts
Alec MacKaye Alec MacKaye ... Himself
Ian MacKaye Ian MacKaye
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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. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

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16 July 2016 (Japan) See more »

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Plain Jane Productions See more »
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