The National tour documentary to open Tribeca Film Festival

The world premiere of the documentary "Mistaken for The world premiere of the documentary "Mistaken for Strangers," with Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Marshall Curry as Executive Producer and produced by Matt Berninger, Carin Besser and Craig Charland, will open the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival on April 17. Director Tom Berninger chronicles his experience on tour with his brother, The National's frontman Matt Berninger, left, with Tom Berniger, in this funny and affecting film. Photo Credit: Mistaken for Strangers

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A show of brotherly love will open the Tribeca Film Festival next month.

"Mistaken for Strangers," filmmaker Tom Berninger's documentary -- made while he was working as a roadie for his older bro Matt's band, The National -- will open the festival on April 17. After the film, the Brooklyn-based band will perform a special show.

"What started as a pretty modest tour documentary has, over the last two and a half years, grown into something much more personal, and hopefully more entertaining," said Tom, a heavy metal and horror movie aficionado, in a statement. To which indie-rock dude Matt countered: "I was happy to give my brother whatever access he needed. I just didn't expect this movie to include shower scenes."

As you might expect, the film is billed as a "hilarious and touching look at two very different brothers and an entertaining story of artistic aspiration."

The title of the documentary comes from a track on the group's 2007 album, "Boxer." The making of "Boxer" was documented in another film, 2008's "A Skin, a Night."

Check back at TriBeCa film.com for updates.

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