Jay Reatard documentary ‘Better Than Something’ set for theatre screenings across America

February 10, 2012

After a solid run through the festival circuit in 2011, the Jay Reatard documentary Better Than Something has announced its first official string of screenings throughout the U.S..

It premiers Friday, March 2 in Brooklyn and then moves into Memphis, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon.

Better Than Something mixes candid interviews with Jay Reatard and close friends, together with concert footage, to create a stirring biopic of the Mephis, MN born musician. Beautifully shot, this raw film captures Jay as a prolific, and disarmingly honest, DIY punk icon. Better Than Something was filmed just months before Jay passed away in 2009.

Better Than Something was Music Vice editor Brian Banks’ highlight of last year’s NXNE music festival in Toronto.

Additional screenings will be announced, with details posted on Facebook and Twitter.

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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