Competition: WIN tickets to see The National documentary at FACT Liverpool

Stevie Mackenzie-Smith
The National frontman Matt Berninger with his brother Tom.

We’re giving away tickets to watch the new documentary charting the relationship between The National frontman Matt Berninger and his loveable slacker brother, Tom.

Where boundary-pushing music documentaries are concerned, 2014 has so far shaped up rather well. There’s innovative drama-documentary 20,000 Days On Earth, which features Nick Cave in therapy sessions one moment and chauffeuring ex-partner Kylie Minogue about town the next, constantly toying with the audience’s grasp on truth and fiction. Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets debuts at Sheffield Doc/Fest this weekend, and is as much about the people of Sheffield as it is the band. Then there’s Mistaken For Strangers, a documentary following American rock band The National and filmed by Tom Berninger, the infuriating but loveable slacker brother of frontman Matt.

When Matt invites Tom to join the band on tour as a roadie, Tom has other plans, bringing along his camera and waiting for the whirlwind of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll that he imagines will ensue. The tour isn’t quite as wild as he expects, however, and he fails his tour duties in the process, pissing off the band by filming their every move. The result is a unique, touching and intimate documentary, capturing the tensions of brotherhood between a rock star and his non-famous sibling.

Mistaken For Strangers is released later this month, and we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the preview screening and live satellite Q&A with Tom and Matt Berninger at FACT, Liverpool on at 9pm on Saturday 14 June. For a chance to win a pair of tickets all you have to do is fill in the form below.


Terms and Conditions: The winner will be the first correct entry selected at random from all correct entries received. No purchase necessary. No cash alternative given. Employees of Creative Tourist, FACT, Dogwoof and associated companies are not eligible to enter. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date. Only one entry per person. We apologise for the fact we are unable to post prizes outside of the UK. Entrants will automatically be added to the Creative Tourist mailing list – don’t worry, we never share data and we promise not to bombard you with endless emails. Closing date: Tuesday 10 June. 

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