Jawbreaker doc ‘Don’t Break Down’ screening at Brattle (same night as Hot Snakes at Mid East)

Last month Jawbreaker pulled off the inconceivable and officially reunited at Riot Fest in Chicago, proceeded by under-the-radar warm-up gigs in Albany and San Francisco. For those in New England who couldn’t make it to any of those shows, there is a glimmer of hope that the influential New York City band could take their show on the road in 2018.

As we hold our breath, we’ll at least get a different kind of Jawbreaker treat coming soon: A screening premiere of Don’t Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge on November 17.

If that date sounds familiar, it’s because Hot Snakes, another band on the reunion juice, are playing just down Massachusetts Avenue at the Middle East in Cambridge. Given the screening’s 8 p.m. start time and the Mid East’s usual scheduling, it’s possible that those with a bounce in their step or an Uber at the ready could pull off both.

UPDATE: We’re told Hot Water Music are at The Sinclair on this night as well. Does this count as a Cambridge music festival?

Here’s word on Don’t Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker, with the trailer and international screening below.

“In 2007, 11 years after one of the most influential American punk bands, Jawbreaker, called it quits the three members — Blake Schwarzenbach, Chris Bauermeister, and Adam Pfahler — reconnected in a San Francisco recording studio to listen back to their albums, reminisce and even perform together. Follow the band as they retell their ‘rags to riches to rags’ story rife with inner band turmoil, health issues, and the aftermath of signing to a major label.”

Oh and — the Brattle screening also promises a “Q&A with Guests TBA!”, so you might not want to wait on scoring advance tickets to this one.

Don’t Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker screening schedule:
October 20 – Portland, OR – Hollywood Theater
October 22 – Richmond, VA – Byrd Theater
October 22 – Vancouver, BC – The Bottleneck
October 22 – Austin, TX – Alamo Drafthouse
October 23 – Austin, TX – Alamo Drafthouse
November 1 – Harrisburg, PA – Midtown Cinema
November 2 – San Antonio, TX – Bijou Theater
November 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
November 2 – Brisbane, AU – Crowbar
November 3 – Weisbaden, DE – Schlachthof
November 3 – London, UK – Hackney Picturehouse
November 5 – Weisbaden, DE – Schlachthof
November 9 – Valatie, NY – Valatie Community Theater
November 10 – Seattle, WA – Northwest Film Forum
November 11 – Charlotte, NC – C3Lab
November 11 – Minneapolis, MN – Trylon Cinema
November 12 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
November 15 – Charleston, SC – Tin Roof
November 17 – Springfield, MO – Moxie Cinema
November 17 – Cambridge, MA – Brattle Theatre
November 22 – Toronto, ON – Revue Cinema
November 24 – St. Louis, MO – FUBAR
November 28 – Greenville, SC – Radio Room
November 29 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
December 15 – Liverpool, UK – Lovelock’s
December 16 – Bristol, UK – The Exchange
December 16 – Brighton, UK – Komedia
December 17 – Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
December 17 – Glasgow, UK – Nice n Sleazy
December 18 – Exeter, UK – The Cavern
December 18 – Southampton, UK – The Joiners