Bad Brains: Band in DC documentary, directed by Mandy Stein and Benjamen Logan, is set to premiere at the SXSW 2012 Film festival next month. We first noted the project in 2010 and participants confirmed at the time included Henry Rollins, Ric Ocasek, Ian MacKaye, Adam Yauch, Don Letts.
The producerds have posted this synopsis:
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.
You can check out a teaser with footage from the film here.
Screening times and details can be found here.