The National Documentary ‘Mistaken For Strangers’ to Open Tribeca Film Festival 2013
There’s been a lot of great news for fans of The National lately. The band announced that a new yet-to-be-titled record is due to be released on May 4 and those in Toronto will have the chance to see them live for free for the city’s North by Northeast (NXNE) festival in June.
The latest exciting information is that they’ve got a new documentary coming out entitled Mistaken For Strangers (title taken from the second track off their third incredible album Boxer) that’s actually directed by Tom Berninger, brother of lead singer Matt Berninger. Tom was invited to be a roadie on tour and wound up deciding to document his life on the road with the band. It’s been described as a “humorous look into the very different lives of the two brothers against the backdrop of an international rock tour.” Kind of an interesting approach, and yes all members from the band will appear in the film, but the way I see it, this probably won’t be anything like what they’ve done on Vincent Moon’s 2008 A Skin, A Night.
The documentary will open Tribeca Film Festival 2013 on April 17 and The National will perform after its premiere.