Mistaken for Strangers
Director Tom Berninger and producer Craig Charland scheduled to attend | May 20 & May 21
A film that entertainingly follows the personal journey of Tom Berninger (who doubles as the director and subject) as he goes on tour with his older brother, Matt Berninger, the lead singer of the Brooklyn-based band The National.
|May 8, 2013||10:00 AM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||Date has passed|
|May 20, 2013||7:00 PM||Egyptian Theatre||Date has passed|
|May 21, 2013||4:00 PM||Egyptian Theatre||Date has passed|
What's it like to be on tour with breakout indie rock band The National? How does it feel to live in the shadow of an older brother who has already realized your dreams of fame and artistic success? Find out in this intimate and revealing documentary. In 2010, after ten years and five albums, The National embarked on their biggest tour yet, and lead singer Matt Berninger invited his brother Tom along for the ride as a roadie. Tom, an aspiring horror film- maker and heavy metal fan, decided to bring his camera along to record the experience. In the process he created not just a portrait of the band, but of two brothers at different points in their life. Follow this metal head as he is baffled by the indie rock world, experiences some wild nights on tour, and struggles with his ambivalent feelings about his brother's success. A must see for fans of The National, great music, or anyone who has ever had a complicated relationship with a sibling.
Mistaken for Strangers is Tom Beringer’s first film. He is the younger brother of The National’s lead singer Matt Beringer.
Sponsored in part by EMP Museum, KEXP 90.3 FM, Seattle University
|Running Time:||92 minutes|
|Producer:||Matt Berninger, Carin Besser, Craig Charland|
|Screenplay:||Tom Berninger, Carin Besser, Matt Berninger|
|Editors:||Tom Berninger, Carin Besser|
|Music:||Bryce Dessner, Aaron Dessner|
|Filmography:||Debut Feature Film|