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Review: The National Documentary 'Mistaken For Strangers' Will Make You A Fan

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 27, 2014 6:06 PM
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In this age of social media and damage control, it’s particularly difficult to make a rock doc. It’s even more difficult if your subject is The National, a successful rock band that counts The Killers and Arcade Fire as their contemporaries, popular enough to sell out major venues worldwide and even hold an audience with the President of the United States. So, go ahead, ask your neighbor what their favorite The National song might be. Go ahead. Take your time, let them try to think about it. Better yet, ask someone on the street who their frontman is.

Exclusive: Learn The Rules Of Touring With The National In Clip From 'Mistaken For Strangers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2014 10:05 AM
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Mistaken For Strangers
Fame and family are two elements that don't always mix well. Relationships that were already fragile could break apart under the heat of the spotlight, or egos and ambition could fundamentally alter how everyone relates. And those themes come into play in the documentary "Mistaken For Strangers," a behind-the-scenes look at touring with indie faves The National.

Watch: The National Hit The Big Screen In Trailer For Doc 'Mistaken For Strangers'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • February 20, 2014 11:17 AM
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After making its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last April, it looks like rock doc “Mistaken for Strangers” is finally ready to make its theatrical debut. The film follows the popular indie rock band, The National, as they embark on an Eastern European tour, and was directed by the lead singer’s brother, Tom Berninger, a man who idolizes his older sibling and wants to do right by him, but quite obviously has some issues and shortcomings of his own.

BFI London Film Fest Diary Day 4: 'All Is Lost,' 'Mistaken For Strangers,' 'Jodorowsky's Dune' & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 14, 2013 2:19 PM
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All Is Lost Robert Redford
You could speculate about the reasons for it, but few could deny that there's something in the air involving survival narratives. Last year saw "The Grey," "Life Of Pi" and "Kon-Tiki" premiere to acclaim, and right now, Sandra Bullock's battle against the void of space in "Gravity" has led to rave reviews and phenomenal box office. The latest to pit his wits against the force of nature is Robert Redford, in "All Is Lost" [A-], the second film from "Margin Call" director J.C. Chandor.

The Best And Brightest Of The 2013 Tribeca Film Festival

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • April 29, 2013 2:17 PM
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The Best And Brightest Of The Tribeca Film Festival 2013
And so we’ve reached the end of the Tribeca Film Festival. Known for its wide-ranging selection of films from all over the globe, they truly outdid themselves this year with a slate of diverse, boundary-pushing films that suggested that, outside of the most prestigious fests like New York, Cannes and Sundance, independent cinema was alive and well, flourishing in the fest’s eleventh year. We profiled twenty films at the start of the fest that might be worth discussion, and a number of those spotlight films didn't disappoint. But the excitement of the Tribeca Film Festival is that there's often greatness emerging from where you least expect it.

Tribeca Review: 'Mistaken For Strangers' A Rock Doc About Two Very Different Brothers

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 18, 2013 11:00 AM
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In this age of social media and damage control, it’s particularly difficult to make a rock doc. It’s even more difficult if your subject is The National, a successful rock band that counts The Killers and Arcade Fire as their contemporaries, popular enough to sell out major venues worldwide and even hold an audience with the President of the United States. So, go ahead, ask your neighbor what their favorite The National song might be. Go ahead. Take your time, let them try to think about it. Better yet, ask someone on the street who their frontman is.

Watch: Trailer For 'Mistaken For Strangers' The Indie Rock Doc About The National

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2013 9:39 AM
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Yesterday, we ran down our 20 Most Anticipated Films Of The Tribeca Film Festival, and one movie that just missed the cut was "Mistaken For Strangers," the documentary about everyone's favorite sad dad rock band, The National. But with a fresh trailer, it makes a strong case that our list could have been 21 movies long...

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