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Finding Joseph I

HR from Bad Brains Documentary

PREMIERE SCREENING EVENT ...the eccentric life of punk rock reggae singer, Paul "HR" Hudson, a.k.a. Joseph I

Saturday, Sept. 30th at 7:30 & 9:30PM

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This is a Regent Theatre SPECIAL PREMIERE | GENERAL ADMISSION film screening event.
If you or someone in your party requires seating accommodation…
...please call our Box Office: 781.646.4849
Doors Will Open for Seating 60-Minutes prior to screening…


ALL SEATS: $10.00 (In-Advance)
$13.00 At-the-Door

...Saturday, September 30th at 7:30PM



...Saturday, September 30th at 9:30PM


Paul “HR” Hudson, a.k.a. Joseph I was the legendary lead singer and frontman from Bad Brains. His 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 while 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.


RUNTIME: 92-min

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

...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. -Billboard

Film Festival Awards

Winner Grand Jury Prize Best DocumentarySan Francisco Independent Film Festival

Winner Best Documentary FeaturePhiladelphia Independent Film Festival