• Tue 11 Mar 9:30PM

Sorry, you missed this one

Adults $22+BF
Concession $18+BF

Doors 9PM
Film Starts 9.30PM


Rooftop Cinema
Level 6, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Mistaken For Strangers

Director • Tom Berninger

Country • USA

Year • 2013

Duration • 75 min

Rating • M

“The funniest, most meta music movie since Spinal Tap” – Pitchfork

In the tradition of This is Spinal Tap comes a documentary about making a documentary about indie-rock band The National.

The film’s director and subject is Tom Berninger, the younger brother of The National’s lead singer, Matt Berninger. Tom is an aging slacker with a passion for metal and horror movies, still living at home with his parents in Cincinnati. When he is invited to work as a roadie on the band’s breakout 2010 tour, he brings a camera to capture some behind-the-scenes action.

What results is a funny, intimate and confessional account of the relationship between the two brothers; one on the brink of becoming an international rock star, the other famous only by association, still floundering with creative ambition.

Screening as part of the Speakeasy Cinema Selects series at Rooftop Cinema, every Tuesday evening through the ’13-14 season.

“When he comes in, he’s hanging out in the room with that little tiny camera, I think we forgot most of the time… We just got really comfortable with it. He followed Bryan into the shower, and Bryan was like, ‘Hey what are ya gonna do?’ And he interviewed him while he was in the shower.”

–Matt Berninger for The Hollywood Reporter

“The film managed to defy every preconception…the best documentary we’ve seen all year.”

–The New York Observer