SCREENING: 10 November 2016 at 20:40

ICA, London


Dir. James Lathos, US, 2016, 90 mins.

World Premiere followed by a Q+A with director James Lathos.

We're delighted to present the World Premiere of this film chronicling the eccentric life of punk rock reggae singer Paul "HR" Hudson of 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, and he would leave the band several times to explore his love for reggae music. Over the years HR’s increasingly unpredictable and abnormal behaviour convinced many that he is 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.