Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Thu, Mar 8, 2012 - Sun, Mar 11, 2012
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4-Day Engagement!

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT - BETTER THAN SOMETHING: JAY REATARD

Join us for a four-day run of new documentary BETTER THAN SOMETHING: JAY REATARD from directors Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz. This intimate portrait of the controversial and prolific garage rock icon Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr., better known to the world as Jay Reatard, shines a light on Jay's complicated punk-rock world in Memphis, Tennessee. Shot just months before his untimely death, BETTER THAN SOMETHING eloquently interweaves cinéma vérité, interviews, archival concert performances and scenes from an insightful and candid week spent with Jay, who reveals personal childhood stories and the struggles of life in Memphis.

"remarkably candid and eerily prescient"
-Eddie Cockrell, VARIETY

"riveting, sad, and inspiring, Better Than Something is the best rock documentary I’ve seen since Dig!"
-Steven Hyden, AV Club

"If you care even one iota about punk rock, you should probably see this film."
-Patrick Rodgers, Nashville Scene

"a fitting final movement to the requiem of Jay Reatard."
-THE DARK OF THE MATINEE

"A compelling, compassionate portrait of an artist who will always be an enigma."
-Chris Mccoy, Live From Memphis

Official Website: www.betterthansomething.com

Filmmakers Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz will speak at the March 8th and 9th screenings along with other special guests.
Egyptian TheatreThu, Mar 8, 2012 - Sun, Mar 11, 2012
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Guests In Person!
Thu, Mar 8, 2012 - 7:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Guests In Person!
Thu, Mar 8, 2012 - 9:45pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Guests In Person!
Fri, Mar 9, 2012 - 7:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Guests In Person!
Fri, Mar 9, 2012 - 9:45pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Sat, Mar 10, 2012 - 7:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Sat, Mar 10, 2012 - 9:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Sun, Mar 11, 2012 - 4:00pm
Egyptian Theatre