BETTER THAN SOMETHING - Jay Reatard
89 min - 2011| Documentary Biography Drama
BETTER THAN SOMETHING is an exciting and intimate portrait of
Memphis-based punk musician Jay Reatard, who toured the world and
released dozens of records over the course of a 15 year career that
began in his mid-teens. Original and never-before-seen footage documents
his self-made journey to iconic garage rock star, with colleagues,
friends, and family speaking candidly about Jay’s vibrant and
complicated life. Jay Reatard himself – filmed just nine months before
his untimely death at the age of twenty-nine – shares his experiences
both on and off stage, with all the humor, savvy, and pathos one can
expect from such a prolific and vital artist.
*Please note: There will be a punk rock after party following the Saturday night screening, March 31.