United Kingdom 2021, 105 min, English, Hebrew subtitles

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 STROKES, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, YEAH YEAH YEAH’s, INTERPOL.
Inspired by Lizzy Goodman’s bestselling book, directors Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace (Shut Up and Play the Hits) is an exploration of myth and music, time and place that tells the story of how a new generation kickstarted a musical rebirth for New York City that reverberated around the world. 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.

Previous Festivals: Sundance, CPH:DOX

Screening Schedule:
  • Sat 28.05 | 22:00 | Cinematheque 1
  • Thu 02.06 | 21:45 | Cinematheque 3
  • Sat 04.06 | 21:30 | Cinematheque 1

‘Meet Me in the Bathroom’s directors Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace have a solid history making of music films, beginning with the Grammy and Grierson nominated ‘No Distance Left to Run’ about British band Blur. 
They followed this with the seminal LCD Soundsystem documentary ‘Shut Up and Play the Hits’  which premiered at Sundance and played to rapturous audiences theatrically in 2012.  The film regularly appears in lists of ‘The greatest music documentaries of all time’ (Rolling Stone, NME, The Guardian). 
The directing duo started out in the world of music videos working with artists including Bjork, Jack White, The Fall, Franz Ferdinand and Arctic Monkeys.

Production: Vivienne Perry, Sam Bridger

Source: NBCUniversal