Doc NYC kicks off today, and there are still tickets left to one of the documentary festival’s highlights: the New York City premiere of a new doc about Sonic Youth singer-strummer Lee Ranaldo. The film, HELLO HELLO HELLO : LEE RANALDO : ELECTRIC TRIM, offers an eye into the recording of Ranaldo’s recently released solo album, Electric Trim, showing how Ranaldo collaborated with author Jonathan Lethem on some of the lyrics.
Director Fred Riedel, coming off of a win at the Gig Harbor Film Festival, near Seattle, tells us that Lethem has just been added to the post-screening Q&A. As if that weren’t enough, Ranaldo and album producer Raül “Refree” Fernandez will also play a couple of songs off the album, in case you miss Ranaldo’s show at Bell House tonight.
For more about the movie and the unconventional collaboration with Lethem, check out our writeup of its premiere at the Montclair Film Festival. You can buy tickets for the Nov. 12 screening, at SVA Theatre, here.