Documentary on The National to open Tribeca Film Festival


Even thouh SXSW is almost upon us, a few of us New York-based editors are also gearing up for the Tribeca Film Festival, which runs from April 17th to April 28th. The opening film was just announced: Mistaken for Strangers, a documentary on the band The National.

Described as part American Movie and part Dig!, Mistaken for Strangers is directed by Tom Berninger, the brother of lead singer Matt Berninger. Tom tracks The National around Europe and the US during a tour. Rockmentary-ilarity ensues.

While I’m not that big a fan of Dig! (just never been into The Dandy Warhols), I like The National a lot and American Movie is one of my favorite movies. April is shaping up to be an interesting month.

Keep an eye out for our Tribeca coverage. After the cut, the alternate version of “Terrible Love,” “Mistaken for Strangers,” and “Secret Meeting” by The National.

“Terrible Love” (alternate version)

The National - Terrible Love (Alternate Version)

“Mistaken for Strangers”

The National - Mistaken For Strangers

“Secret Meeting”

The National - Secret Meeting

Hubert Vigilla
Brooklyn-based fiction writer, film critic, and long-time editor and contributor for Flixist. A booster of all things passionate and idiosyncratic.