Matt Berninger (R) is the lead singer for Brooklyn-based band The National; his younger brother Tom Berninger (L) was a would-be-filmmaker residing in his parent’s house when Matt asked him to work as a roadie and shoot documentary footage on a ocean-crossing The National tour. The result, “Mistaken for Strangers” is far more than a rock doc, combining true humanity with great comedy and rock performance footage, up to and including Tom being fired from the tour … Speaking with both Tom and Matt in Los Angeles, this episode of The Lunch covers topics including the film itself, the rock-and-roll lifestyle, Tom’s camera choices, the purpose of wearing a suit, Orwell on autobiography, the rock-music balancing act between the Byronic and the moronic, and much more. “Mistaken For Strangers” is in select theaters and on iTunes tomorrow, and can be found on Twitter @NationalMovie …
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