Following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, the upcoming Rock documentary Meet Me in the Bathroom is set to meet its audience this month. Utopia, who acquired the North American rights of the movie, along with Showtime, recently introduced some unseen footage as a preview for what’s to come.
In the new clip, Adam Green of the Moldy Peaches remembers first-ever encounter with the lead singer of The Strokes; Julian Casablancas. The soon to be released film, which is adapted from Lizzy Goodman’s 2017 book, will hit theaters in Los Angeles and NY on November 4 and will then be streamed on Showtime, starting November 25th.
Meet Me in the Bathroom is directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace. The story follows the New York music scene of the early 2000s, depicting “the last great romantic age of rock.” Southern and Lovelace reveal what attracted them to the narrative, “Lizzy’s book told the story of a time and a place that was incredibly resonant for us personally, so the prospect of adapting it for the screen was one that we jumped at.”
Dylan and Will explain in a statement about the creative choices they made and what they wanted to achieve with the film, “Our hope was to make a film that acts as a time capsule. We weren’t looking to tell the complete history of each band, as the world has changed so much since the years covered by the documentary. We wanted to create a vivid distillation of a music scene, a time and a place, and in doing so explore something universal about youth and creativity.”
Tracing the history of the New York music scene, Meet Me In The Bathroom features rock bands like the Strokes, the Rapture, Interpol, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem, among others. The film includes photo and video archives, in addition to audio interviews.
Watch an excerpt from Meet Me In The Bathroom below: