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The Tribeca Film Festival in New York has gone a very different direction with its pick to kick off the 2013 festival compared to last year’s start. Organizers went back to the festival’s indie roots with Mistaken For Strangers, a film about indie rock group The Nationals’ lead singer and his brother.
Mistaken for Strangers was directed by Tom Berninger, who chronicles his life on the road with his older brother, Matt, and The Nationals. Tom works as a roadie for the group, but keeps the cameras rolling, capturing the tension between members and their performances around the world. TFF organizers called it a mix of American Movie and Dig!, noting that it is “not your typical road documentary.”
The Nationals are also slated to perform on the festival’s opening night, right after the screening on April 17.
The festival runs through April 28 and tickets will be available starting Monday for American Express members and March 11 for the general public.
Mistaken For Strangers is very different than last year’s opening film. In 2012, organizers picked Universal’s The Five-Year Engagement to open the festival.
The rest of the 2013 lineup will be announced next week.
image: Tribeca Film