The 2013 edition of Robert De Niro's TriBeca Film Festival will open with the world premiere of filmmaker Tom Berninger's documentary about life on the road with his brother Matt's cult band The National.

The screening of Mistaken For Strangers on 17 April (13) will be followed by a performance from the Brooklyn-based band, fronted by the director's brother, who also co-produced the project.

The singer says, "We're really happy to premiere this movie at Tribeca, as New York has been home to us for these past 15 years. I was happy to give my brother whatever access he needed. I just didn't expect this movie to include shower scenes."

The filmmaker adds, "When my brother asked me along on tour as a roadie, I thought I might as well bring a camera to film the experience. What started as a pretty modest tour documentary has, over the last two and a half years, grown into something much more personal, and hopefully more entertaining. It's a huge thrill to be showing this movie at the Tribeca Film Festival."

The film's premiere comes a month before the release of the group's new album - the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed High Violet.