Despite its hesitant beginnings, little by little the Amazon audiovisual platform has been accumulating material, both external and own production. And although he may not be able to look at one of his competitors from you to you, it is true that in recent times there is a certain desire to get hold of an important catalog of his own that includes strictly musical productions by artists of some relevance in the universe indie.
Among these artists who have succumbed to the siren song of the Bezos platform are The National, who just over a year ago, on April 22, 2019, offered a special concert at the well-known Beacon Theater in New York to present « I Am Easy To Find », double release (record and in short film) that the band also released last year and whose documentary was released last August.
As explained at the beginning of the film, that New York was chosen to shoot this film was not a coincidental decision, since its stop in the city that never sleeps allowed the group to have a whole series of guests with whom to interpret one more true to the studio versions all those songs: Julien Baker, The Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Mina Tindle or This is the Kit.
Thus, we find that «The National: I Am Easy To Find, Live From New York’s Beacon Theater» is a concert documentary in use. With a standard duration of one and a half hours, the director immerses us in that evening. We know that it is difficult to capture the magic of the live performance both on tape and on celluloid -although given the current circumstances we may have to get used to it-, but David Ctiborsky manages to convey what he lived on that stage quite well thanks to a sober but effective performance that is not exempt from a certain preciousness.
And little more can be said about a movie like this, except that it is a mandatory viewing for fans of The National.