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BBFC RatingFreakscene: The Story of Dinosaur Jr.

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Director(s)Philipp Reichenheim
CountryGermany, USA
Running Time1HR 22MINS
SeasonMain Programme

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.

With a style and unmistakable sound later referred to as Grunge, Dinosaur Jr. laid the foundation for the "Slacker" culture of Generation X. Freakscene examines the band and its members, who don't talk to each other - the eloquent and eccentric guitarist and bandleader J. Mascis, the bassist Lou Barlow and drummer Murph. Communication takes place exclusively through music, with filmmaker Philipp Reichenheim nevertheless managing to make the closed and shy icons speak.

An emotional, tragically funny and sometimes noisy rollercoaster ride by a dysfunctional family, Freakscene: The Story of Dinosaur Jr. is a detailed account of one of indie rock's most influential bands.

"An intelligent film that chooses its interviewees wisely, picking those who add to the story and not just celebrities for their fame. Sit back, strap in, and enjoy the ride.” - Rob Aldam, Backseat Mafia

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