Equal parts rockumentary and family love story, A Band Called Death chronicles the journey of 3 Detroit brothers playing music in the early 70s, impossibly ahead of its time. Four decades later Death is now being credited as the first black punk band and true rock pioneers.

This summer, Cranbrook Art Museum is offering programming In conjunction with our current exhibition, Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986; exploring the unique visual language of the punk movement from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s through hundreds of its most memorable graphics–flyers, posters, albums, promotions, and zines.

Directed by: Mark Christopher Covino and Jeff Howlett
Release date: June 16, 2012 (Los Angeles Film Festival)
Runtime: 98 min
Rated: NR

Free with museum admission.

Tagged: Detroit, punk