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David Byrne in True Stories


Dir. David Byrne. 1986, 90 mins. 35mm. With David Byrne, John Goodman, Annie McEnroe.

On the occasion of its 150th anniversary, the town of Virgil, Texas stages a “Celebration of Specialness” to commemorate the event; meanwhile a cowboy-hat-wearing David Byrne takes the opportunity to make the acquaintance of some of the towns more eccentric citizens. Filled with off-kilter tales and mediations on the peculiar shape of modern living and featuring a bevy of musical interludes, True Stories is an absurdist look at small-town America filtered through the ever-inspired mind of the enigmatic Talking Heads front man.

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