826michigan Presents Shut Up and Play the Hits!
Shut Up and Play the Hits is a 2012 documentary film directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace that follows LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy over a 48-hour period, from the day of the band's final gig at Madison Square Garden to the morning after the show. The film also features intermittent segments from an extended interview between Murphy and pop culture writer Chuck Klosterman. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2012, and was released in the USA for one night only on July 18, 2012.
Several members of the band Arcade Fire provide backing vocals during LCD's performance of "North American Scum". The film's title is a reference to the moment Win Butler of Arcade Fire shouts 'Shut Up and play the Hits' as James introduces the song.
Notable members of the camera team include Spike Jonze, Yorick Le Saux and Reed Morano.
Proceeds from this event support 826michigan, a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization serving 2,500 students in Washtenaw County with free creative-writing and tutoring programs. Established in 2005, 826michigan is a chapter of 826 National. 826 was founded in 2002 by the acclaimed writer Dave Eggers. Its services are are structured around the belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.
Michigan Theater (View)
603 E Liberty St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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