Meet Me In the Bathroom

Friday, November 4 - Thursday, November 10, 2022

Sneak preview screening at 7pm on Thursday November 3 followed by a Q&A with Adam Green, Lizzy Goodman, Dylan Southern moderated by Alex Ross Perry. Q&A with Lizzy Goodman and Dylan Southern moderated by Jia Tolentino following the 7pm show on Friday November 4. Q&A with director Dylan Southern following the 7pm show on Saturday November 5 moderated by Jordan Raup. Introduced by author Lizzy Goodman at the 9:35pm shows on Thursday, November 3 & Friday November 4 and by director Dylan Southern at the 9:35pm show on Saturday, November 5.

Inspired by Lizzy Goodman’s bestselling book, MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM is 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, this acclaimed documentary tells the story of the last great romantic age of rock ‘n’ roll through the prism of a handful of era defining bands, including The Strokes, LCD Soundsystem, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, TV on the Radio, and The Moldy Peaches.

Directors Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace (Shut Up and Play the Hits) present 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. Combining never before seen footage, intimate audio interviews and a visceral sense of time and place, MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM is a raw, confessional and authentic evocation of 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.

  • Running Time 109 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Utopia
  • Director Dylan Southern, Will Lovelace
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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