Bad Brains: A Band in D.C. Directed
Mandy Stein and Benjamen Logan USA / 2012 / 104 minutes New York Premiere
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Considered to be "the Sex Pistols of American punk," Bad Brains have consistently pushed the boundaries within the U.S. music scene since 1977 with their unique combination of hardcore punk and Rastafari reggae. Director Benjamin Logan allows his audience a personal look into the past and present of the legendary Bad Brains through footage captured behind the scenes with band members as well as featured interviews with major music contemporaries of the band like Henry Rollins, Dave Grohl, and the Beastie Boys. Logan portrays the intense struggle the band has faced over the past four decades, dealing with obstacles like stolen equipment, an unpredictable and eccentric vocalist, and a ban from playing in their home city of Washington D.C. —Chandra Knotts
Mandy Stein was an associate producer on 1999’s The Devil’s Playground. She produced both Slasher and Crossover for IFC Films and What Remains for HBO.
She directed You See Me Laughin', Too Tough To Die: A Tribute To Johnny Ramone and CBGB: Burning Down the House."
Bad Brains: A Band in DC is Benjamen Logan’s directorial debut.
Cast/Featuring: HR, Darryl Jenifer, Dr. Know, Earl Hudson, Sid McCray & Anthony Countey
Producer(s): Tyler Hubby and Mandy Stein
Director(s): Mandy Stein and Benjamen Logan
Cinematographer(s): Ben Logan
Editor(s): Tyler Hubby
Sound Designer(s): Steven Avila, Trip Brock, Bob Bryan, Peter D. Lago, Teferra McKenzie, Mark A. Rozett, Steven Utt
Courtesy of: Additional Sound: James Baker, Jonathan Jackson
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