There’s a gravestone in Tennessee’s Memorial Park Cemetery, next to the stone of Isaac “Black Moses” Hayes, with two flying-V guitars, that reads “Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr., Memphis Punk Rocker.” Whether or not you followed the music of Jimmy Lindsey, aka Jay Reatard, who started recording at only 15 years old and died at 29, this documentary is worth seeing—especially by those who might think being a musician ISN’T infinitely complicated, and full of crushingly high and low times. The filmmakers, with footage shot nine months before Jimmy/Jay’s passing, paint a richer picture of this controversial and prolific musician than anyone, even his friends, has ever seen. (Grand Illusion, 1403 NE 50th St,, 7 and 9 pm, $8)

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