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True Stories
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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True Stories
Sat Apr 20: 7.30pm

David Byrne
US
1986
1h 29m
Series - Music in Motion
On Film
** 35mm print! **

About
Music icon David Byrne was inspired by tabloid headlines to make his sole foray into feature-film directing, an ode to the extraordinariness of ordinary American life and a distillation of what was in his own idiosyncratic mind. The Talking Heads front man plays a visitor to Virgil, Texas, who introduces us to the citizens of the town during preparations for its Celebration of Specialness. As shot by cinematographer Ed Lachman, Texas becomes a hyperrealistic late-capitalist landscape of endless vistas, shopping malls, and prefab metal buildings. In True Stories, Byrne uses his songs to stitch together pop iconography, voodoo rituals, and a singular variety showall in the service of uncovering the rich mysteries that lurk under the surface of everyday experience.

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Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
United States

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