2014 Closing Night Film | MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS
Directed by: Tom Berninger | 75 minutes | USA
Thursday, MAY 15 | Metro Cinema | Hosted by Bridget Ryan
BAND (1st Set): 8:30PM
FILM AWARDS: 9:00PM
BAND (2nd Set): 9:30PM
Hailed by Michael Moore as “one of the best documentaries about a band that I’ve ever seen” and by Pitchfork as “the funniest, most meta music movie since SPINAL TAP,” MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS is a truly hilarious, unusual, and moving film about two brothers, Matt and Tom Berninger.
Matt, the lead singer of the critically acclaimed rock band The National, finally finds himself flush with success. His younger brother, Tom, is a loveable slacker – a filmmaker and metal-head still living with his parents in Cincinnati. On the eve of The National’s biggest tour to date, Matt invites Tom to work for the band as a roadie, unaware of Tom’s plan to film the entire adventure.
What starts as a rock documentary soon becomes a surprisingly honest portrait of a charged relationship between two brothers, and the frustration of unfulfilled creative ambitions.
Tonight’s screening will be followed by the official CLOSING NIGHT PARTY
Featuring: cash bar, 2014 Film Award Announcements, and
A SPECIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE by Sonic Band of the Month,
Jeremy and Colton Pudlowski, Nathan Woodward, Raine Radtke and Paulie Finch are the furious five forming the Edmonton based Indie-Rock band, Death By Robot. A band that doesn’t conform to traditional mainstream imagery. A band that looks beyond the television screen, listens beyond the radio stations. Writing songs intended for every ear on this planet. Inspired by the unknown both here, and out there.