Freakscene: The Story of Dinosaur Jr. (Encore Screening!)
6:30pm - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2022
FREAKSCENE: THE STORY OF DINOSAUR JR. is a homage of 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 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. 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. Through several decades, the film offers rare insights into the crazy everyday life of the band and illuminates the inner workings of a cult band from its beginnings in the 1980s and 90s to the present day. With J. Mascis, Lou Barlow, Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Henry Rollins, Bob Mould.
"Amid such intense ups and downs, what makes Freakscene so engaging is its decision to put Dinosaur Jr's music front and centre, with numerous audio and live performance excerpts." (Guardian UK)
"Part home movie, part slick documentary, this is a nostalgic ride through archival footage of shambolic gigs, music videos and new interviews with ageing rock peers." (The Sun UK)
Wednesday, June 15 (Encore Screening)
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
*Minors permitted. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service. Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*If you are looking to redeem your tickets to either a canceled Rio Theatre screening or a Rio Theatre gift certificate, please email with info including your name, canceled receipt number, gift certificate info, what you are wanting to see and when, and we can make the switch for you in advance. Alternately, you can bring this information with you to the venue, and we will do our best to help you at the box office.
FREAKSCENE: THE STORY OF DINOSAUR JR (Phillip Virus, 2022 / 82 mins /NR) Homage of one of the most influential bands on the American East Coast, which inspired the rock scene - an emotional, tragically funny and sometimes noisy roller-coaster ride by a dysfunctional family - Dinosaur Jr.
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