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film/Still: A Band Called Death

Wed, Jul 19, 2017, 7–8:45 pm
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This season, the Clyfford Still Museum is delighted to partner with Alamo Drafthouse to present films that relate to both the exhibitions on view at the Museum and the wider art world. At every screening, you’ll enjoy more than 30 beers on tap; a full selection of wines and handcrafted cocktails; and a multicourse menu with service right to your seat. Join us for new art documentaries about important artists of the 20th century as well as films, screened on the occasion of Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford, that explore African American identity, racism, art, and human relationships.

A Band Called Death (Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino, 2012, 96 minutes)

Before there was punk, there was a band called Death. In their family’s spare bedroom, three teenage brothers formed a band in the early ’70s, began playing a few local gigs, and pressed a single in hopes of getting signed. But this was the era of Motown and emerging disco. Record companies found Death’s music— and band name—too intimidating, and the group was never given a fair shot, disbanding before it even completed one album. Equal parts electrifying rockumentary and epic family love story, A Band Called Death chronicles what happened almost three decades later, when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of the attic and found an audience several generations younger.

Alamo Drafthouse at Aspen Grove Mall
7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Unit #850, Littleton, CO 80120 

$8 | Purchase tickets at drafthouse.com
Free bottomless popcorn for CSM members with member ID.

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