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Mistaken for Strangers

Director Tom Berninger and producer Craig Charland scheduled to attend | May 20 & May 21

USA | 2013 | 92 minutes | Tom Berninger

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
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
10:00 AM Date has passed

Press screening - Admission by pass only

May 20, 2013
SIFF Cinema Egyptian  
7:00 PM Date has passed
May 21, 2013
SIFF Cinema Egyptian  
4:00 PM Date has passed
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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.

Director Biography
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

Director: Tom Berninger
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Running Time: 92 minutes
Producer: Matt Berninger, Carin Besser, Craig Charland
Screenplay: Tom Berninger, Carin Besser, Matt Berninger
Cinematographers: Tom Berninger
Editors: Tom Berninger, Carin Besser
Music: Bryce Dessner, Aaron Dessner
Website: www.mistakenforstrangersmovie.com
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: English
Format: DCP
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