Speaking of movies about bands, French filmmaker Vincent Moon has made a film about the National.
"A Skin, A Night" chronicles the making of the band's outstanding 2007 album "Boxer," which topped my best-of list last year.
"We're very much in the middle of something, and we don't know where we'll end up," one of the band members says in the trailer.
The 60-minute movie is scheduled for release as a DVD May 20 on Beggars Banquet. "A Skin, A Night" will be packaged with "The Virginia EP," a 12-track collection of b-sides, live versions, demos and radio sessions.
Here's the track listing:
1. You've Done It Again, Virginia (previously unreleased)
2. Santa Clara (UK b-side)
3. Blank Slate (UK b-side)
4. Tall Saint (demo)
5. Without Permission (unreleased cover)
6. Forever After Days (demo)
7. Rest of Years (demo)
8. Slow Show (demo)
9. Lucky You (daytrotter session)
10. Mansion on the Hill (live)
11. Fake Empire (live)
12. About Today (live)