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