Synopsis by Mark Deming
In 1992, after the breakup of the influential indie pop trio Galaxy 500, guitarist and singer Dean Wareham formed the band Luna, who earned a potent reputation among critics and serious music fans for their droning, dreamlike tunes and heady, propulsive rhythms. Though Luna had a loyal cult following, they never approached anything resembling major crossover success, and in 2004 Wareham and the other members of the group announced they would break up following the release of their seventh album, Rendezvous, and a farewell tour of the United States, Europe, and Japan. Filmmaker Matthew Buzzell tagged along with Luna for their final months as a band, and Tell Me Do You Miss Me is a documentary that captures the events of the last tour and what led up to the breakup of Luna, with great shows played before enthusiastic fans punctuated by the rigors of travel, the meager finances of an independent band on tour, the inevitable ups and downs of life on the road, and the friendships between the bandmates being strained nearly to the breaking point. Tell Me Do You Miss Me received its world premiere at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.
band [music group]