Tribeca Film Festival announces 2013 film opener

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The Tribeca Film Festival has just announced that the world premiere of Mistaken for Strangers will open the 2013 festival. Mistaken for Strangers, directed by Tom Berninger, chronicles Berninger’s experience on tour with his brother, The National’s front man Matt Berninger.

Mistaken for Strangers exemplifies the independent spirit and vitality that Tribeca is excited to showcase every year,” said Geoff Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer, in a release. “We are thrilled to open with a film that embodies the journey of an independent filmmaker, and is at its core a highly personal and lighthearted story about brotherly love. It will be a great night of both indie film and music.”

“We’re really happy to premiere this movie at Tribeca, as New York has been home to us for these past 15 years,” Matt Berninger said. “I was happy to give my brother whatever access he needed. I just didn’t expect this movie to include shower scenes.”

The premiere will take place Apr. 17, with the Tribeca Film Festival running through Apr. 28. The rest of the films at the festival will be announced in two waves on Mar. 5 and 6.

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