As we told you last month, the Death By Audio documentary Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story of Death By Audio will premiere on March 14 at SxSW, and now we’re getting the first taste of the Matt Conboy-directed film. The former resident, along with producer Amanda Schultz, and cinematographer Jonathan Yi follows the story of DBA through the challenges of hosting shows under “looming threats of “building department of police raids.”
With exciting concert footage, and interviews with the likes of Ty Segall (who has an executive producer credit on the film), Oliver Ackermann, Edan Wilber, Stephanie Gross, Brian Chippendale, Mark Kleback, Dan Deacon, Brooklyn Vegan’s Bill Pearis, and Michael Azerrad, among others, Goodnight Brooklyn seeks to explore the importance of the venue in Brooklyn, as well as the inclusion that surrounds a creatively run space in any community.
As Future Islands‘ frontman Samuel T. Herring says in the trailer, “We didn’t belong in New York City, but we immediately felt like ‘these people are like us.'”
You can watch the trailer for Goodnight Brooklyn below. While watching it, feel free to read our living memorial to Death By Audio, featuring testimonials from over 100 people, here.