It’s been a year and a half since we last checked in on the Other Music documentary, but it looks like the beloved, bygone East Village record shop is finally getting its moment on the big screen. The doc’s world premiere will be at the Tribeca Film Festival, it was announced today.
The festival, which runs April 24 to May 5, revealed its feature lineup today and Other Music is listed as part of a documentary series, “This Used to Be New York,” featuring films that “harken back to a quintessential New York cultural moment and community that burned bright in NYC history.” (Other selections include a documentary about Lower East Side photographer Martha Cooper and the premiere of maverick filmmaker Abel Ferrara’s The Projectionist, said to be his first NYC-set film in nearly ten years).
To announce the Other Music doc’s premiere, the filmmakers have dropped a new trailer featuring footage from the jazz funeral that marked the shop’s closing in 2016, alongside commentary from JD Samson of Le Tigre, Brian Chase of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Martin Gore of Depeche Mode, and Matt Berninger of The National. Others interviewed for the doc include Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio, Regina Spektor, and actor-musician Jason Schwartzman.
To help fund the film’s color correction, sound mix, and other finishing touches, a new Kickstarter campaign is aiming to raise $20,000. Contributor perks include everything from records signed by some of the artists featured in the film, album description cards left over from the store, and passes to the Other Music-curated Come Together record fair and music fest, happening at PS1 on March 23 and 24.