Posted in movies | music | tour dates on February 28, 2013

A still from 'Mistaken for Strangers'
Mistaken for Strangers

The National, who'll headline the Barclays Center in June, are the subject of a new tour documentary, Mistaken for Strangers, which will make its premiere at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival (April 17 - 28). The film was directed by Tom Berninger, whose brother Matt is lead singer of The National. Here's the synopsis:

Adrift in life and fuelled by the desire to create, Tom Berninger accepts his brother's offer to come on The National tour as a roadie and decides to chronicle his experiences with the band. Although Tom starts off with dreams of making a rock documentary (you can watch the portaits he made on each of the band members), a different story emerges as tensions among the band members lead to unforeseen drama. Following the band from Berlin to Paris to Los Angeles to a 2010 Obama rally in Madison, Wisconsin, Mistaken for Strangers is not your typical road documentary.
The film will screen on April 17 and will be followed by a special live performance by The National.

Festival packages go on sale to AmEx cardholders on Monday (3/4), which is one day before the entire slate of films for Tribeca will be announced. Festival passes go on sale to the general public following Monday (3/11). Individual tickets will go on sale 4/9 for AmEx cardholders, 4/14 for downtown residents and 4/15 to the general public.

In related news, The National are co-headlining (with fun.) the Boston Calling Music Festival which goes down in Beantown on May 25 and 26. The fest also includes appearances by The Shins, Of Monsters & Men, Dirty Projectors, Andrew Bird and more. Tickets to Boston Calling go sale Friday, March 8 and the whole line-up is below.


Boston Calling Music Festival 2013 Line-up:
The National
The Shins
Of Monsters and Men
Young the Giant
Marina And The Diamonds
Andrew Bird
Matt & Kim
Portugal. The Man
Dirty Projectors
Ra Ra Riot
The Walkmen
Youth Lagoon
St. Lucia
Bad Rabbits



Comments (15)

yeah, spread those legs, white boy

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 3:38 PM

A doc!? Why?!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 3:45 PM

He must of been the fat, creative, "look at me, loook aattt meeeee", pain in the ass brother.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 3:47 PM

That picture makes me really uncomfortable.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 4:07 PM

Illiteracy Award 2013 goes to the BV comment section.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 4:16 PM


Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 4:19 PM

worst festival ever?

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 4:28 PM

man, fucking white people. a documentary about 5 white awkward indie rock guys. can you imagine a subject less important?

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 4:30 PM

Will there be any scenes where a fat white slacker chick that lives in Brooklyn is banged?

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 4:32 PM

That should be the cover of the new album.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 4:42 PM

Don't you think sometimes bands release pics like this on purpose? Knowing people are going to fucking rag on 'em on BV? I mean, seriously—ugly-as-fuck photo. Shoulda saved it for the private family album.

Posted by soysalami | February 28, 2013 6:38 PM


Posted by son | February 28, 2013 7:21 PM

4:32, I giggled hard enough for the sound to almost escape categorization as a giggle

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 7:49 PM

There has to be a million bands with the name The Babies.

Posted by two way radio | March 5, 2013 4:29 AM

No need to say it is beautiful because that is obvious

Posted by Venus | September 21, 2014 8:01 AM

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