Utopia has acquired the North American rights to FREAKSCENE: THE STORY OF DINOSAUR JR., the feature documentary that charts the legacy of Dinosaur Jr., set for a one-night-only special theatrical event release nationwide on May 31st and digital release on June 3rd. Theatrical event tickets will go on sale on April 19th.
Ahead of the May 31st theatrical release, Utopia will host a special New York Premiere in partnership with Murmrr at The Opera House in Brooklyn, New York on May 28th, followed by a special Q&A and solo performance from J Mascis. Tickets are available now at: https://wl.seetickets.us/event/FREAKSCENE-The-Story-of-Dinosaur-Jr/474507?afflky=Murmrr
FREAKSCENE: THE STORY OF DINOSAUR JR. celebrates one of the most influential acts in alternative rock, from their formation in the mid-1980s to their reunion concert celebrating their 30th anniversary, and introduces viewers to the introverted power trio behind Dinosaur Jr. – Lou Barlow, J Mascis and Murph – who quietly opened the door for the likes of The Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, The Cure and Soundgarden.
Directed by Philipp Reichenheim, German filmmaker and J Mascis’ brother-in-law, the documentary features exclusive interviews with the trio and some of their musical contemporaries, including members of Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine and The Pixies, painting a portrait of a groundbreaking period in American music as well as a poignant rumination on friendship and personal growth.