BETTER THAN SOMETHING: JAY REATARD!

2012-04-19 (20:00 - 22:00)

POP Montreal / FilmPOP presents:
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Alex Hammond & Ian Markiewicz | USA 2011 | 89min. | Video | VOA
 
Thursday, April 19th
Doors: 7:15pm
Film: 8:00pm
 
"Riveting, sad, and inspiring, Better Than Something is the best rock documentary I’ve seen since Dig!" - Steven Hyden, AV Club
 
"If you care even one iota about punk rock, you should probably see this film." - Patrick Rodgers, Nashville Scene
 
Tirelessly devoting his entire life to music, Jay Reatard has become a garage rock icon, having created a massive discography spread out over dozens of singles, EPs, and full-length albums, released on labels like Matador, Fat Possum and In The Red.  A relentless live performer, Jay toured the world with dozens of bands including Reatards, Lost Sounds, Bad Times, Persuaders, Cheap Time, The Pixies, Spoon, Beck and many more. This intimate portrait, captured just months before his untimely passing in January 2010, brings us incredibly close to Jay's complicated punk-rock world in Memphis, Tennessee. Better Than Something eloquently interweaves cinéma vérité, interviews, and archival concert performances, and features scenes from an insightful and candid week spent with Jay, who reveals personal childhood stories and the struggles of life in Memphis.
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En dévouant sa vie entire à sa passion pour la musique, Jay Reatard est devenu un icône du rock garage tout en se créant un discographie massive et complète réparties en singles, en EPS, en album complets sur différents labels tels Matador, Fat Possum et In the Red. Un performeur live sans relâche, Jay a fait le tour du monde avec des douzaines de bands, comme les Reatard, Lost Sounds, Bad Times, Persuaders, Cheap Time, The Pixies, Spoon, Beck et plusieurs autres. Ce portrait intimiste, réalisé quelques mois avant sa mort en janvier 2010, nous amènes incroyablement près du monde punk-rock de Jay à Memphis, Tennessee. Better than Something entrecroise avec élégance le cinéma vérité, les entrevues et les archives de concerts live avec un apercu sincère de la vie de Jay par l'entremise de passages tournés lors du semaine passé avec l'artiste, qui raconte ces histoires d'enfance et les difficultés de grandir à Memphis.  (traduction : Patricia Ciccone)
 

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