Film At 11: “Some Days Are Better Than Others”

Check out the Shins’ James Mercer and Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein making their feature-film acting debuts in new indie flick Some Days Are Better Than Others. Mercer plays Eli, an unemployed 30-something indie rocker fed up with temp jobs and uncertain about his future. Not much of a stretch: Mercer told the L.A. Times the character is “more like me 10 years ago.” Brownstein plays a heartbroken “reality-TV enthusiast” and animal-shelter worker seeking answers about the enduring pain of lost love. Director Matt McCormick has worked with Mercer and Brownstein before, on a currently unfinished short film called Light Tiger Eye, as well as directing Shins videos “Australia” and “The Past And The Pending” and Sleater-Kinney’s “Jumpers.” Some Days Are Better Than Others does not currently have a release date.