image003City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, follows up the success of its May movie screening, Sound City, with a special showing of Mistaken for Strangers, the critically acclaimed documentary about the indie-rock band The National. Michael Moore calls it “one of the best documentaries about a band I’ve ever seen.” It offers a look into The National’s biggest tour to date with lead singer Matt Beringer and his younger brother Tom Beringer, the filmmaker, as protagonists. Mistaken For Strangers shows Tuesday, August 5, 8 p.m. in City Winery’s performance venue projected onto dual 90-inch screens and heard on City Winery’s state-of-the-art Meyer Sound® system. Tickets are $5, and guests receive 50% off carafes of City Winery house-made wines, $7 whiskey + PBR special, and $10 flatbreads

Mistaken For Strangers (Tom Beringer, 2014, 1 hr. 15 min): Tuesday, August 5, 8 p.m. ($5 general admission)

Matt and Tom Beringer, two brothers from Cincinnati, come together to unknowingly bring about one of the best band documentaries to date. Matt, the leader singer of popular indie-rock band The National, asks his younger brother Tom to work as a roadie on the band’s biggest tour to date. Tom, a filmmaker, unbeknownst to Matt and the other band members, proceeds to film his experiences. What starts off as a run-of-the-mill documentary about the rise to success of The National, with some intimate glimpses into life of the band on and off-stage, soon flourishes into a more universal but still unique story about the relationship between two brothers, family and the ups and downs of the creative process, tied together by the underlying theme of ambition and the quest for success

All City Winery Chicago events are open to all ages and start at 8pm, unless noted.

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Mistaken for Strangers joins a diverse mix of the most respected names in pop, rock, jazz, blues, world music, cinema and live lit performing at City Winery Chicago, including previously announced headliners and supporting acts: 2nd Story (July 29); Michael McDermott Storytellers Show with Heather Horton (July 30); Jill Sobule withSami Grisafe and Linsea Waugh (July 31); Kate Nash with Meg Myers (Aug. 1, 11pm); Dom Flemons (Aug. 3);The Cooke Book: The Music of Sam Cooke (Aug. 4); Mistaken for Strangers movie screening (Aug. 5); Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution and Stooges Brass Band (Aug. 6); Guy Forsyth’s Hot Nut Riveters and The Appleseed Collective (Aug. 7); John McCutcheon (Aug. 8); Carlene Carter with Jodee Lewis (Aug. 9, 8pm);Michelle L’amour’s Variety Show (Aug. 9, 11 pm); Bruce Cockburn with Jenny Scheinman (Aug. 10-11); Sharon Shannon (Aug. 12); Eric Roberson (Aug. 13); Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen and The Barefoot Movement (Aug. 14); Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound and Peter Mulvey (Aug. 15); Leo Kottke (Aug. 17-18); The Music of John Lennon wine pairing (Aug. 19); Toby Lightman and Emerson Hart (Aug. 20); Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore with Fred Eaglesmith (Aug. 21); Paul Thorn solo acoustic set + full band CD release show (Aug. 22);Corky Siegel Chamber Blues with Sons of the Never Wrong (Aug. 24); Helping Phriendly Orchestra (Aug. 25);Alejandro Escovedo & Joe Ely (Aug. 28-29); The NTH Power & Van Ghost with DJ Otto (Aug. 31, 10pm); X(Sept. 2-5); Shawn Mullins (Sept. 10); Matt Schofield (Sept. 11); Mary Gauthier and Sam Baker (Sept. 17);Rhett Miller (Sept. 18); Iris DeMent with Pieta Brown (Sept. 21); Crystal Bowersox (Sept. 25); Macy Gray (Sept. 28-29); Steve Nieve Plays Elvis Costello with Tall Ulyss (Sept. 30); Justin Nozuka (Oct. 3); David Bromberg Quintet (Oct. 9); Mason Jennings (Oct. 10); Glenn Tilbrook (Oct. 15); Carbon Leaf (Oct. 17); Sinéad O’Connor(Oct. 19, 20, 22); Willie Watson (Oct. 21); Paula Cole (Oct. 26); Hot Buttered Rum and Zach Deputy (Oct. 29);Mary Black – “The Last Call” (Oct. 31); Joshua Redman Trio (Nov. 21, 7:30 & 10pm); and Hot Rize (Nov. 23).

City Winery Chicago, a fully operational winery, restaurant with outdoor patio, concert hall and private event space, is located in the heart of the West Loop at 1200 W. Randolph, in the historic urban Fulton Market district. The concert hall accommodates up to 300 guests, all seated at tables with complete beverage and dining service, ensuring a comfortable “listening room” experience enhanced by a state-of-the-art Meyer Sound system. Riedel is the official and exclusive provider of glass ware, showing City Winery’s commitment to enjoying quality wine in a quality vessel. American Airlines is the Official Airline and Crowne Plaza is the Official Hotel of City Winery. For more information, please visit