Freakscene: The Story of Dinosaur Jr.
Director: Philipp Virus Run Time: 82 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2021
Starring: Bob Mould, J. Mascis, Kim Gordon, Lou Barlow, Murph
Special Screening! One Night Only!
FREAKSCENE: THE STORY OF DINOSAUR JR. is an homage to one of the most influential indie rock bands of all time. With their style and unmistakable sound, Dinosaur Jr.—along with Nirvana and Sonic Youth—laid the foundation for the entire ‘Slacker’ culture of Generation X. FREAKSCENE is the story of the eccentric guitarist and bandleader J. Mascis, the ferocious bassist (and creator in his own right) Lou Barlow, and the dedicated drummer Murph. It is the story of a band that began as a family and fractured like one too. But like so many broken families, it’s also a band that wants to reconcile and heal the past.
“From start to end, the film is buoyed by its endearingly neurotic (or, in Mascis’ case, monosyllabic) subjects, and by their consistently great music.” – Oscar Goff, Boston Hassle
“Beautifully balances the giddiness of a fan and the warmth of a close friend.” – Phuong Le, The Guardian
“A grounded glimpse behind the scenes of one of the more mysterious legends in alt-rock.” – Ali Shutler, NME