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Better Than Something: Jay Reatard

(No longer in theaters)
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  • Director: Alex Hammond, Ian Markiewicz   Cast: Jay Reatard
  • Running Time: 87 minutes
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Genre

Documentary, Drama

Distributor

Independent Pictures

Release Date

Mar 2, 2012

Release Notes

Limited

Review

An engaging documentary about the titular Memphis garage punk musician (a.k.a. Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr.), whose inner demons fueled a furiously prolific career, which was cut off by his untimely death at the age of 29. Lindsey himself makes for a fairly outgoing interview subject, but the real attraction here is the dedication and care shown for him and his memory by the close-knit community of Memphis musicians and fans.

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