Dir. James Lathos, US, 2016, 90 mins.
After hosting the World Premiere at Doc'n Roll FF 2016, we're delighted to have this fascinating doc back in the UK for a select run of dates.
This film chronicles 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 behaviour convinces many that he his suffering from mental illness. Finding Joseph I delicately illustrates the true story behind the legendary lead singer's life, career and struggles, with never before seen archival footage, photography and exclusive interviews. Featured interviewees include Earl Hudson (Bad Brains/Brother), Angelo Moore (Fishbone), Anthony Countey (Bad Brains manager), Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat/Fugazi), Al Anderson (The Wailers), among many others.