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The Weekly Win: Rock Doc A BAND CALLED DEATH + T-shirt pack! [Competition: AUSTRALIA Only, DVD]

The first African American punk band? You better believe it, and their story is as intriguing and engaging as you would expect.Here is our review of the film.Here's the synopsis:Before the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was a... More »
  

Review: A BAND CALLED DEATH Chronicles Family, Faith, And An Artistic Vision

In the early 1970s, three teenage African American brothers, David, Bobby, and Dannis Hackney, formed a band called Death and played "hard-drivin' rock & roll" -- really, a precursor to punk rock, pre-dating pioneering black punk band Bad Brains by... More »
  

Review: THE HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK - Love, Friendship, And The Power Of Music

Sci-fi comedy The History of Future Folk documents the origin story of real-life NYC-based bluegrass duo Future Folk, a pair of bucket helmet-wearing aliens hailing from the comet-threatened planet Hondo. General Trius -- aka Bill, as he's known on Earth... More »
  

SXSW 2013 Interview: Twitch Talks to the Mooninites Behind LUNARCY!

Lunarcy! is a charming and humorous story of four eccentrics who've dedicated their entire lives to the Moon. We've got Christopher Carson, the young founder of the Luna Project and a supporter of abandoning Earth forever in favor of... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Review: RED FLAG

In his achingly personal film RED FLAG, writer-director-producer-actor Alex Karpovsky (Tiny Furniture, HBO's Girls) plays a narcissistic indie filmmaker named Alex Karpovsky who hits the road to take his latest film (nature mockumentary Woodpecker, which Karpovsky actually directed in 2008)... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Interview: SATURDAY MORNING MASSACRE dir. Spencer Parsons & actor/prod. Jonny Mars on Ghosts and Scooby Doo

Using Scooby Doo as a jumping off point, director Spencer Parsons's latest is a horror-parody of the classic cartoon series starring Ashley Spillers, Jonny Mars, Josephine Decker, and Adam Tate as questionably competent paranormal investigators. After the world premiere of... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Review: THE HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK

Sci-fi comedy THE HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK documents the origin story of real-life NYC-based bluegrass duo Future Folk, a pair of bucket helmet-wearing aliens hailing from the comet-threatened planet Hondo. General Trius--aka Bill, as he's known on Earth--came to this... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Review: A BAND CALLED DEATH

In the early 1970s, three teenage African American brothers--David, Bobby, and Dannis Hackney--formed a band called Death and played "hard-drivin' rock & roll"--really, a precursor to punk rock, pre-dating pioneering black punk band Bad Brains by about five years--across their... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Interview: A BAND CALLED DEATH Co-Dirs Jeff Howlett & Mark Covino On The Discovery That Changed Punk Rock History

A BAND CALLED DEATH is the story of an all-black proto-punk band from Detroit who waited over thirty years to get their due. Active in the early 70s, Death--teenage brothers David, Dannis, and Bobby Hackney--were largely ignored and their only... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Review: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World isn't your typical pre-apocalyptic Hollywood thriller. There is no escaping or delaying impending disaster -- the end is coming and there are only two options: continue on with your regular life,... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Interview: THE HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK Co-Directors J. Anderson Mitchell and Jeremy Kipp Walker On Working With Bluegrass Playing Aliens

After seeing a couple stills in the festival guide, sci-fi comedy THE HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK immediately became one of my most anticipated films at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival. Flight of the Conchords is a natural reference... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Interview: Alex Karpovsky On His Commitment Phobia, Death Anxiety, and New Film RED FLAG

RED FLAG follows the misadventures of narcissistic indie filmmaker named Alex Karpovsky who, after a bad breakup with his longtime girlfriend, hits the road to take his latest film (WOODPECKER, which Karpovsky actually directed in 2008) on a mini-tour across... More »
  

SIFF 2012 Interview: THE MOST FUN I'VE EVER HAD WITH MY PANTS ON Director Drew Denny Talks Laughter, Tears, and Eating Her Dad's Ashes

Drew Denny is easily the most talented lady I know. Her CV is unreal -- she's arts editor for L.A. RECORD and a contributor at countless print and online magazines, songwriter and performer in Big Whup and Bon Bon, and... More »