Friday, February 10, 2012

Jay Reatard Documentary Coming To Brooklyn, Other Places

Incendiary, divisive, but beyond impressive: Memphis punk icon Jay Reatard was an incredible talent who set fire to the indie world throughout the past decade before his tragic death in 2010. A fascinating documentary chronicling his life and career, Better Than Something, had been circulating around film festivals last year, and as Pitchfork reports it's now set for a short theatrical run that will bring it to Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema in early March.

Check out the trailer and the documentary tour dates after the jump, along with a video of Reatard's contemporaries Deerhunter performing "He Would Have Laughed" from Halcyon Digest, a tribute to their late friend and fallen punk rocker. Chris noted the artists' shared live aesthetic in his review of Deerhunter's Webster Hall show, and this documentary will demonstrate just how monstrously talented Reatard was as a performer throughout his career.

Better Than Something 2012 Theatrical Tour Dates

03-02 - 03-08 Brooklyn, NY - Nitehawk Cinema
03-02 - 03-08 Memphis, TN - Malco Studio on the Square
03-02 - 03-08 Seattle, WA - Grand Illusion Cinema
03-02 - 03-08 Portland, OR - Clinton Street Theater
03-03 - 03-05 Phoenix, AZ - FilmBar
03-08 - 03-11 Los Angeles, CA - Egyptian Theatre at the American Cinematheque
03-09- 03-10 Bellingham, WA - Pickford Film Center
03-15 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center for the Arts
03-26 Austin, TX - Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
04-11 - 04-12 San Francisco, CA - Roxie Theater

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