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Bad Brains: Band in DC


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.


Director(s): Mandy Stein, Benjamen Logan

Producer(s): Mandy Stein, Tyler Hubby

Cinematographer: Benjamen Logan

Editor(s): Tyler Hubby

Music: Bad Brains

Additional Credits: Original Comics: Rita Lux, Associate Producer: Jesse Malin

Director Bio


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".


Distributor: Tyler Hubby

Public Film Contact

Mandy Stein
Palin Jane Productions


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