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'Mistaken for Strangers' to open 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival


amny Credit: Matt and Tom Berninger

The Tribeca Film Festival is opening with some hometown flavor.

“Mistaken for Strangers,” a documentary that follows Brooklyn band The National on its biggest tour yet, will open the 12th annual festival on April 17, followed by a performance from the band.

“We’re really happy to premiere this movie at Tribeca, as New York has been home to us for these past 15 years,” National frontman Matt Berninger.

The film is directed by Tom Berninger, Matt’s brother and band roadie, who said the film started “as a pretty modest tour documentary” that has “over the last two and a half years grown into something much more personal.”

The festival’s full slate will be announced March 5 and 6. 

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