Posted: November 24, 2022 in MUSIC

An immersive archival journey through the explosive New York music scene of the early 2000s. Set against the backdrop of 9/11 and a world unaware of the seismic political, technological and cultural shifts about to occur, “Meet Me in the Bathroom“, tells the story of the last great romantic age of Rock’n’Roll through the prism of a handful of era defining bands;

The documentary immerses you in the pre-social media, pre-gentrification world of New York, as it examines the lives of key figures from each band, the transformation of the city, and the cultural forces that shaped it. Combining never before seen footage, intimate audio interviews and a visceral sense of time and place, “Meet Me in The Bathroom” is a raw and authentic evocation of a time The Guardian described as “a flashbulb moment, before everything changed”.

Directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace (LCD Soundsystem: Shut Up and Play the Hits), “Meet Me in the Bathroom” is the documentary adaptation of Lizzy Goodman’s 2017 oral history of the early ’00s NYC scene that gave us The Strokes, Interpol, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more. While following the same bands — not as many here as the book — their film runs parallel to the book and feels less like an adaptation and more of a companion piece. There are no talking head interviews like you find in most rock docs; instead they tell the story with video footage from the era, both onstage and off, which is set against audio of new and archival interviews.

It’s more of a “you are there” than a “remember when” experience that should strike a chord both with folks who lived and those who are curious as to what it was like.

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