Freakscene - The Story of Dinosaur Jr.

Freakscene

Germany | 2020 | 82 min. | Phillipp Reichenheim

October 18 - 28, 2021

Just before Nirvana elevated Grunge to the mainstream, Dinosaur Jr. were the Noise Rock trio of the hour. With tons of extraordinary archive material and interviews Freakscene tells the story of this seminal band and the complicated relationship between their two figureheads.

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Just before Nirvana elevated Grunge to the mainstream, Dinosaur Jr. were the Noise Rock trio of the hour. J. Mascis’ mounting walls of guitar sound and phlegmatic voice and Lou Barlow’s feeling for melodies combined for an especially intense mixture of hard and soft. With a lot of extraordinary archive material and interviews Freakscene tells the story of this US band and the complicated relationship between their two figureheads. “As long as he didn’t speak, we understood each other perfectly,” Mascis says about his band mate Barlow in the film.

  • Director: Phillipp Reichenheim
  • Country: Germany
  • Year: 2020
  • Running Time: 82 min.
  • Producer: Stephan Holl, Antoinette Köster, Philipp Reichenheim
  • Cinematographers: Philipp Virus, Lee Ranaldo, Peter Domsch, Liviana Davi
  • Editors: Philipp Reichenheim, Stephan Holl, Mario Bergmann
  • Music: Dinosaur Jr.
  • Language: English
  • International Sales: Rapid Eye Movies