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Tribeca Film Fest to Open with Documentary on The National

February 28, 2013  |  4:45pm
Tribeca Film Fest to Open with Documentary on The National

According to a press release, the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival will premiere Mistaken for Strangers, a documentary about The National. A special performance by the band will occur after the showing.

Also known as the younger brother of The National’s frontman Matt Berninger, director Tom Berninger documented the band on tour providing Mistaken for Strangers with “a hilarious and touching look at two very different brothers and an entertaining story of artistic aspiration.”

When Matt asked Tom to join him on tour as a roadie, Tom thought, “I might as well bring a camera to film the experience.”

“What started as a pretty modest tour documentary has, over the last two and a half years, grown into something much more personal, and hopefully more entertaining,” Tom Beringer explained. “It’s a huge thrill to be showing this movie at the Tribeca Film Festival.”

Executive produced by Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry and also produced by Matt Berninger, Mistaken for Strangers will kick off the international film festival taking place over April 17-28.

Geoff Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Film Fest, provided this statement about The National documentary: “Mistaken for Strangers exemplifies the independent spirit and vitality that Tribeca is excited to showcase every year. We are thrilled to open with a film that embodies the journey of an independent filmmaker, and is at its core a highly personal and lighthearted story about brotherly love. It will be a great night of both indie film and music.”

The band recently announced a new album and tour, as well.

Mistaken for Strangers is set to make its premiere on Wednesday, April 17.

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