See the trailer for the National doc Mistaken for Strangers

The flick debuts April 17 on the opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival.

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Mistaken for Strangers

Mistaken for Strangers

The National's sixth album, Trouble Will Find Me, isn't due out till May 21—and their Barclays Center show on June 5 is even further off. But the prerelease-hype gods have delivered a generous offering in the form of Mistaken for Strangers—a documentary directed by singer Matt Berninger's brother Tom—which is screening as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. At the debut, the film will be followed by a live set by the band. That April 17 event, which is also the fest's official kickoff, has been long sold-out, but it should be a bit easier to get a seat at one of the two subsequent showings. For those, TFF offers rush tickets, assuming you're willing to stand in line.


The band just released the film's trailer, which gives a pretty good idea about its tone. In addition to live shots and backstage goof-offs, Tom Berninger—who tagged along as a roadie on the band's 2010 tour—takes a personal tack, probing his own ambition/slackitude as a filmmaker and his relationship with his brother. Dig it.



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