Thursday, March 8 – 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM
[Spielberg] BETTER THAN SOMETHING: JAY REATARD, 2011, 89 min. Dir. Alex Hammond, Ian Markiewicz. This intimate documentary portrait of the controversial and prolific garage-rock icon Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr. - better known to the world as Jay Reatard - shines a light on Jay's complicated punk-rock world in Memphis. Shot just months before his untimely death, the film eloquently interweaves cinéma vérité, interviews, archival concert performances and scenes from an insightful and candid week spent with Jay, who reveals personal childhood stories and the struggles of life in Memphis. [Blu Ray] Directors Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewics will be in person for the 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM screenings on March 8 and 9.
Official Website: http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/egyptian_theatre_events
Added by AmericanCinematheque on February 27, 2012