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(David Byrne, 1986)
Introduced by Lee Kline, Technical Director, Criterion Collection
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In the cult classic True Stories, music icon David Byrne (Talking Heads) serves as our guide to the fictional town of Virgil, Texas, and the “Celebration of Specialness” marking its 150th anniversary. Inspired by real-life tabloid headlines, Byrne’s survey of the resident oddballs turns up the Laziest Woman in the World (Swoosie Kurtz), an aspiring country singer (John Goodman), a clueless-but-intense local businessman (Spalding Gray), and more, in a glorious tapestry of Americana askew. The film’s Talking Heads soundtrack features the hit “Wild Wild Life.” (90 mins., 4K DCP)
Lee Kline is technical director at the Criterion Collection. Among the many restorations he has supervised are David Lynch’s Eraserhead (1977), Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life (2011), and the miraculous reconstruction of Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy. This is his fifth appearance at Cinema Revival.
True Stories, image courtesy of Warner Bros.
Restored by the Criterion Collection.
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