They are one of the most influential American alt-rock bands of the 1990’s, Dinosaur Jr. now their story is subject of a new film, Freakscene : The Story of Dinosaur Jr. Munro Films are bringing the film to the UK and today have sent us the film’s official UK Trailer.
If you adored the bands such as Sonic Youth, even Nirvana sometimes referred to as ‘Grunge’. Labelling bands has always been a highly debatable issue, whatever you believe in the band certainly laid the foundations for the ‘slacker’ culture. Philipp Reichenheim‘s documentary is an emotional, tragically funny and sometimes noisy rollercoaster ride by a dysfunctional family, Dinosaur Jr.
Freakscene – The Story of Dinosaur Jr. is a homage to one of the most influential bands on the American East Coast which inspired the rock scene, including Nirvana and Sonic Youth, in the 1990s. Their style and unmistakable sound, later referred to as “Grunge”, laid the foundation for the entire “Slacker” culture of Generation X. It is also the story of the eloquent and eccentric guitarist and bandleader J. Mascis, the bassist Lou Barlow and drummer Murph, and a band that insanely does not talk to each other. Communication takes place exclusively through music, although filmmaker Philipp Reichenheim nevertheless manages to make the closed and shy icons speak. An emotional, tragically funny and sometimes noisy rollercoaster ride by a dysfunctional family, Dinosaur Jr.
The documentary stars the band members J. Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph, as well as Kim Gordon, Henry Rollins, Bob Mould and Thurston Moore. Front man J.Mascis is also a producer of the film, alongside Stephan Holl and Antoinette Köster.
Freakscene : The Story of Dinosaur Jr. will be released in UK and Irish cinemas from 1st October.