Finding Joseph I (The HR From Bad Brains Documentary)

Finding Joseph I (The HR From Bad Brains Documentary)

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm

The Lincoln Theatre

Washington, DC


Movie starts at 7:00 PM

Finding Joseph I (The HR From Bad Brains Documentary)

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Director: James Lathos

Executive Producer: Jay Mohr

Run Time: 91 minutes


Trailer link-

"Finding Joseph I" is a documentary film chronicling the eccentric life of punk rock reggae singer, Paul "HR" Hudson from Bad Brains. The charismatic frontman's explosive live performances helped pioneer hardcore punk while delivering an enlightening message of positive mental attitude. HR's heavy devotion to the Rastafarian faith guided him in a spiritual direction leaving the band several times to explore his love for reggae music. Over the years HR’s increasingly unpredictable and abnormal behavior has many convinced that he his suffering from mental illness. Finding Joseph I illustrates the true story behind the legendary lead singers life, career and struggles with never before seen archival footage, photography and exclusive interviews.

Featured Interviewees- Paul "HR" Hudson
Earl Hudson (Bad Brains/Brother)
Anthony Countey (Bad Brains Manager)
Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat/Fugazi)
Members of Sublime, Deftones, Fishbone, Cro-Mags, Murphy’s Law, The Wailers and Living Colour.

Press Quotes

“By digging through Hudson’s triumphant and tumultuous past and the darkness and light of his mental illness, Lathos emerged with a story of the frontman that’s never been told. It also chronicles the life of the man credited with being the driving force of one of the greatest bands of all time."
OC Weekly

“Explores both the singer's legacy as a dynamic frontman and as a quixotic figure possibly struggling with mental illness.”
Rolling Stone

“Traces the psychological issues, including rumored schizophrenia, that plagued the singer well into adulthood, ultimately sabotaging many career opportunities.”
The New Yorker

“Sought to provide a deeper understanding of where H.R. is coming from, what he’s gone through and how he’s been perceived.

Film Festival Awards
San Francisco Independent Film Festival Winner Grand Jury Prize Best Documentary

Philadelphia Independent Film Festival Winner Best Documentary Feature
Venue Information:
The Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009