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True Stories

(Rated G)

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“Some people say freeways are the cathedrals of our time. Not me”

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Overview

In his red Chrysler convertible and cowboy hat, director, narrator and certified superstar David Byrne takes us on an Americana-filled journey around the fictional town of Virgil, Texas. We’re introduced to a motley crew of locals who are preparing to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Texan independence with a “Celebration of Specialness”. Among them are a lazy woman (Swoozie Kurtz), who never budges from bed, and the country-and-western singing Louis Fyne (John Goodman), who is desperately unlucky in love. A series of surreal comic vignettes interspersed with musical performances of Talking Heads hits like “Wild Wild Life” and “People Like Us”, True Stories is a gorgeously crafted, loving ode to the extraordinary ordinariness of small-town America and its criss-crossing freeways, strip malls and endless sweeping plains.

Why You Should See This Film

We couldn’t dream of a better creative duo than cinematographer Ed Lachman (The Virgin Suicides, Carol, among countless others) and director/star David Byrne. Shot in hyperreal, vivid tableaus that match perfectly with Byrne’s unique take on American suburbia, True Stories is like an Ed Ruscha painting sprung joyfully to life. And, John Goodman is on peak hilarious form as the lovelorn Louis.

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  • Year: 1986
  • Rating: G
  • Director: David Byrne
  • Cast: John Goodman, David Byrne
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Language: English
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