Tribeca Film Festival to air the premiere of Mistaken For Strangers.
It is fast becoming common knowledge among the students and my colleagues here at Escape that I am a HUGE music fan, in fact I think the word ‘huge’ doesn’t really do it justice, at the risk of sounding like an annoying X-Factor contestant, I really couldn’t survive without music in my life! I would even go so far as saying that writing, playing and listening to music is my no.1 past-time with anything film-related coming in at a close second (cue gasps of horror from all the film fanatics in the office)
So it’s always cool to see my two creative passions come together for a night of celebration and recognition and that is exactly what is going to happen at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Tomorrow night the lucky attendees will be treated to the world premiere of a documentary which follows the journey of film-maker Tom Berninger as he accompanied his brother’s band, The National, on the biggest tour of their career back in 2010. According to Deadline the band will also perform at the festival after the showing, sounds like my kind of night!
If the trailer is anything to go by it looks like an entertaining watch, the blurb attached to it on YouTube describes Tom as “being at sea in the world of indie rock… he drinks, complains and struggles to balance his ambition with his tour responsibilities.”
Named after a song from the band’s fourth studio album, Mistaken For Strangers is currently only showing in the US and Canada, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a cinema or even DVD release on this side of the pond very soon…