Freakscene: The Story of Dinosaur Jr. (One Night Only)

FREAKSCENE: THE STORY OF DINOSAUR JR. is a homage of one of the most influential bands on the American East Coast, which inspired the rock scene — including Nirvana and Sonic Youth — in the 1990s. Their style and unmistakable sound, later referred as “grunge”, laid the foundation for the entire “Slacker” culture of Generation X.

It is also the story of the eloquent and eccentric guitarist and bandleader J. Mascis, the bassist Lou Barlow, and drummer Murph and a band that, insanely, does not talk to each other. Communication takes place exclusively through music. Philipp Reichenheim nevertheless manages to make the closed and shy icons speak. An emotional, tragically funny and sometimes noisy rollercoaster ride by a dysfunctional family — Dinosaur Jr. Through several decades, the film offers rare insights into the crazy everyday life of the band and illuminates the inner workings of a cult band from its beginnings in the 1980s and 90s to the present day. With J. Mascis, Lou Barlow, Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Henry Rollins, Bob Mould.

“Amid such intense ups and downs, what makes Freakscene so engaging is its decision to put Dinosaur Jr’s music front and centre, with numerous audio and live performance excerpts.” (Guardian UK)

“Part home movie, part slick documentary, this is a nostalgic ride through archival footage of shambolic gigs, music videos and new interviews with ageing rock peers.” (The Sun UK)

Tuesday, May 31 Exclusive, One Night Only Engagement!
Doors 6:15 pm | Movie 6:45 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
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FREAKSCENE: THE STORY OF DINOSAUR JR (Phillip Virus, 2022 / 82 mins /NR) Homage of one of the most influential bands on the American East Coast, which inspired the rock scene – an emotional, tragically funny and sometimes noisy roller-coaster ride by a dysfunctional family – Dinosaur Jr.

The American indie rock band “Dinosaur Jr.” is a radical group with an unmistakeable sound. The film tells the story the three charismatic guys in the band: J. Mascis (vocals, guitar), Lou Barlow (bass) and Murph (drums).

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