Mistaken for strangers is a 20 documentary film featuring the american indie rock band the national. In the process of tom berninger trying to work through his complicated feelings about his neerdowell self and relationship to his brother, the film exposes the perilously thin line between the deeply personal and the plain narcissistic. You get mistaken for strangers by your own friends when you pass them at night under the silvery, silvery citibank lights arm in arm in arm and eyes and eyes glazing under oh, you wouldnt want an angel watching over, surprise, surprise, they wouldnt wanna watch another uninnocent, elegant fall into the unmagnificent lives of adults. As accounts of brotherly rivalries go, mistaken for strangers isnt exactly cain and abel. Lead singer matt berninger invited his younger brother, tom to join them as a roadie, but tom has other ideas and his camera comes along for the ride. Inevitably their lives cross and intertwine as they are mistaken for each other. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing mistaken for strangers near you. The film is directed by tom berninger, brother of lead singer matt berninger, and premiered 17 april 20 at the tribeca film festival in new york city plot. The term mistaken for strangers sort of drives this home because it implies that this group of people are so indistinguishable with how they live they might as well be strangers. For that achievement he is sent to the school of prodigies, the state technology academy, where he meets the canadian girl, alice, and the robot engineering genius, shingo.
This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title mistaken for strangers. James was reminded of the bookish mystery girl again a few weeks later when he was looking for his brother in the library. Over spring break, we decided to go to spain, taking trains to london, then. In actuality, the documentary, mistaken for strangers, isnt exactly focused on the national.
And even at such a place, he is still mistaken as a genius every time kouki shows his knowledge from his previous life, he is mistaken as a genius, and everywhere he goes irregularity follows. Newbie roadie tom lead singer matt berningers younger brother is a heavy metal and horror movie enthusiast, and cant help but put his own spin on the experience. Tom berninger joins the tour at the request of lead singer matthis older brotherbringing his camera along. He had heard through the weasleypotter grapevine ie rose had told lily, who came to james that al was having some girl troubles, so james, as a proud and dutiful big brother, was going to offer his advice and probably take the mickey a bit. Mistaken for strangers is a song by brooklynbased indie rock band the national from their fourth studio album, boxer.
A suitably complicated look at fraternal bonds, mistaken for strangers offers more depth and insight than the usual tour documentary. Read mistaken for strangers a book about church, culture, and the fight for our identity by junaeus, stefan available from rakuten kobo. It is a critique on being selfabsorbed in a modern society of selfglorification. With tom berninger, matt berninger, bryce dessner, bryan devendorf. This behindthescenes look at life on tour with the us indie outfit was ably shot by a roadieturned. When canadians are mistaken for americans the atlantic. You get mistaken for strangers by your own friends when you pass them at night under the silvery, silvery citibank lights arm in arm in arm and eyes and eyes glazing under oh you wouldnt want an angel watching over surprise, surprise they wouldnt wannna watch another uninnocent, elegant fall into the unmagnificent lives of adults. Toms mother, also featured, says tom was always the genius of the family, but tom has. I havent read the book, but ive seen the movie, and a couple of other movies. Sometimes it causes problems for the mistaken person.
The band serves more as a backdrop for what may be the. A fter stories we tell, mistaken for strangers offers yet another problematic example of nonfiction filmmaking as extended therapy session. Matt berninger of the national explains boxer lyrics paste. The national mistaken for strangers lyrics genius lyrics. When the national goes on tour in 2010, singer matt berninger invites his younger. You get mistaken for strangers by your own friends. How to find that book youve spent years looking for utne. Check out selected results from nypl title quest 2019, held august 2, 2019, as well as title quest 2018 this is an update of a previous post by sharon rickson it can be tough to remember the title and author of a book you read a long time agoeven if it was a book. Mistaken for strangers is as much a film about its director as it is about the national, which may qualify it as an entirely new kind of rock doc.
Also sign me up for fanmail to get updates on all things movies. I love the lyrics, the guitars on the track are excellent. Thats pretty much what weve got here with mistaken for strangers, perhaps one of the great rockdocs of all time. View wiki mistaken for strangers is a single from the nationals 2007 fourth studio album boxer. Mistaken for strangers by the national on amazon music. In mistaken for strangers, stefan junaeus poses the provocative question, what does it mean to be young, christian, amer. You get mistaken for strangers by your own friends when you pass them at night under the silvery, silvery citibank lights arm in arm in arm and eyes and eyes glazing under oh, you wouldnt want an angel watching over surprise, surprise they wouldnt wanna watch another uninnocent, elegant fall into the unmagnificent lives of adults. The fun of the film isnt just watching tom behave like a moron, but rather, wondering how much of toms performance is performance, as opposed to real human behavior. Matt berningers lyrics, which use free association and obscure imagery to speak to. Sometimes the mistaken thing is revealed to be what it is almost immediately after being praised often by a character who is the ditz, so its pretending to be dumbass has a point and then subverting it. So i guess the you get mistaken for strangers by your own friends is a suggestion of. You have to do it running but you do everything that they ask you to cause you dont mind seeing y. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended. This is the comedic life of a genius reincarnation loaded with misunderstandings.
Mistaken for strangers, shot entirely on toms handheld canon vixia, is the unintended byproduct of toms time as a roadie during the nationals yearlong international tour for their 2010. For that achievement he is sent to the school of prodigies, the state technology academy, where he meets the canadian girl alice and the robot engineering genius shingo. The national film mistaken for strangers pitchfork. There are lots of moments on the record about friends disappearing and losing friends and stuff like. In the case of mistaken for strangers, the answer is a universal yes. Before mondays lunch break at the office, meursault enjoys washing his hands, as always. Mistaken for strangers, a film about the national released in 20 disambiguation page providing links to topics that could be referred to by the same search term this disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title mistaken for strangers.
Mistaken for strangers is the second track on the nationals 2007 album, boxer. The track was the bside to mistaken for strangers and reworks the lyrics from keep it upstairs from the abel ep. The film is less about the national than about the berninger brothers and their fractured relationship. Mistaken for strangers is een alternatieve rock band uit eindhoven. Mistaken for strangers 20 directed by tom berninger. Mistaken was a slight twist on the my miserable irish childhood book genre that has rather plagued my bookshelves over the years. This is the first single for the nationals acclaimed album, boxer.
Matt berninger, lead singer of the rock band the national, invites his metalhead younger brother, tom to film their biggest tour yet. The national mistaken for strangers lyrics songmeanings. It is also the namesake of a 20 documentary about the band, which. Jp i got reincarnated to another world and mistaken as a. Inevitably, toms moonlighting as an irreverent documentarian creates some drama for the band on the road. It is also the namesake of a 20 documentary about the band. This is the video for mistaken for strangers, directed by threadcount. In 2010, rock band the national were embarking on their biggest tour to date, finally achieving wider recognition after ten years as a band and five critically acclaimed albums. The rock doc mistaken for strangers isnt really about the.
When i was in high school, my family lived in scotland for a semester while my father, a professor, was on sabbatical. The best thing about mistaken for strangers, a new documentary about the band the national, is that you dont have to be a fan to enjoy it. Aaron brooking dessner, bryce david dessner, matthew d. Hailed by michael moore as one of the best documentaries about a band that ive ever seen and by pitchfork as the funniest, most meta music movie since spinal tap, mistaken for strangers is a truly hilarious, unusual, and moving film about two brothers, matt and tom berninger. You have to do it running but you do everything that they ask you to cause you dont mind seeing yourself in a. The story follows two lookalike boys as they grow into men. What holds mistaken for strangers back from greatnessor even goodnessis the frequent impression that tom is playing up his foibles and failures for effect. But one day, his random scribbles leads his mom to the discovery of a certain formula, which as a result, leads him to be mistaken as a genius by the entire world. Which, in this case, is no small achievement considering the previous titles by this documentarys novice filmmakerthe horror thrillers dirt under his nails and wages of sinboth end in murderous rampages. Mistaken for strangers 20, directed by tom berninger. In 2010, rock band the national were about to embark on the biggest tour of their career. Its in fact about the selfprofessed screwup younger brother of the bands successful, attractive and charismatic frontman. He recalls mentioning to his boss once how unpleasant the bathrooms roller towel got by the end of the day and his boss saying it was really a minor detail. After ten years as a band, and five critically acclaimed albums, they were finally enjoying wider recognition.
Check out mistaken for strangers by the national on amazon music. This is a pretty great film and as a fan of the national id been waiting to watch it for ages and it nearly pulls it off. Val jester music, hawk ridge songs, abd music record labels. We had the world, held it in our fists but couldnt keep a grip so now were losing it so this is where were at fucked up and both on the attack two screaming lovers. Mistaken for strangers, a film about the national released in 20.
Mistaken for strangers feels like a depressed guy riding his famous older siblings coattails in a vain attempt to make sense out of his life. Finding a book when youve forgotten its title the new. Matt berninger, singer for the increasingly successful band, hires his mild fuckup metalhead of a younger brother, tom, to act as a roadie on a big european tour. The mistaken person may never be found out and heshe may just go with this. Mistaken for strangers is a single from the nationals 2007 fourth studio album boxer.784 1342 3 374 1125 548 723 733 576 435 758 178 768 812 265 1274 1191 171 1135 1564 1328 541 594 1161 1444 1125 1625 1586 913 168 345 759 136 1428 617 1417