Published in 2017, Lizzy Goodman’s Meet Me in the Bathroom earned acclaim as an oral history of the NYC rock and indie scene of 2001 to 2011, exploring how Brooklyn became a capital of ‘scuzzy cool’ in the wake of 9/11 and the meteoric rise (and occasional fall) of acts like The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem, Interpol, TV on the Radio, and more.
Several years on, a condensed documentary adaptation now arrives from British directors Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern. They use Goodman’s interview recordings for audio narration, while the visuals are pulled from both official media like music videos and thousands of clips filmed by friends and fans.
Aside from directing music videos, Southern and Lovelace are perhaps best known for making the LCD Soundsystem ‘farewell’ concert doc Shut Up and Play the Hits, as well as Blur reunion portrait No Distance Left to Run…
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