Tue 11 Mar 9:30PM
Sorry, you missed this one
Film Starts 9.30PM
Level 6, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Mistaken For Strangers
Director Tom Berninger
Duration 75 min
“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.
–Matt Berninger for The Hollywood Reporter
“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.”
–The New York Observer
“The film managed to defy every preconception…the best documentary we’ve seen all year.”