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Jay Reatard Documentary Gets Theatrical Run

Better Than Something the Late Songwriter

Feb 10, 2012 Jay Reatard Bookmark and Share

Capturing the garage rock artist months before his unexpected death in 2009, Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz’s musical documentary of songwriter Jay Reatard, Better Than Something, is scheduled to make its first run of theatrical screening starting in March. Among the locations listed after a premiere in Brooklyn are Memphis, Seattle, Portland, and Austin. You can read the full list of stops below, as well as the film’s trailer.

Better Than Something:

03-02 - 03-08 Brooklyn, NY - Nitehawk Cinema
03-02 - 03-08 Memphis, TN - Malco Studio on the Square
03-02 - 03-08 Seattle, WA - Grand Illusion Cinema
03-02 - 03-08 Portland, OR - Clinton Street Theater
03-03 - 03-05 Phoenix, AZ - FilmBar
03-08 - 03-11 Los Angeles, CA - Egyptian Theatre at the American Cinematheque
03-09- 03-10 Bellingham, WA - Pickford Film Center
03-15 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center for the Arts
03-26 Austin, TX - Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
04-11 - 04-12 San Francisco, CA - Roxie Theater



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Arthur van der Vant
June 14th 2012

Lindsey named his first project the Reatards, which at the time included only himself as a member, and adopted an Oblivians-influenced surname, calling himself Jay Reatard. The Reatards’ first release on Goner was a 7” EP called Get Real Stupid, which featured Lindsey as a solo performer alternating between playing guitar, singing, and beating on a bucket to provide a percussive rhythm.