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TRUE STORIES

TRUE STORIES

TRUE STORIES

1986 / 90min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: DAVID BYRNE

CAST: DAVID BYRNE, JOHN GOODMAN, ANNIE MCENROE, JO HARVEY ALLEN

“Who’s to say it’s not beautiful?” A tender suite of tabloid tall tales, David Byrne’s one-of-a kind mock doc/musical miracle drops into fictional flyover ‘burg Virgil, Texas on the eve of its sesquicentennial and finds splendors aplenty, letting townsfolk, including would-be country-and-western troubadour John Goodman, tell their own stories. The mall fashion show accompanying “Dream Operator” is the closest thing you’re likely to see to American Fellini.

True Stories is screening as part of Metrograph A to Z, a collection of films we think everybody should see. Click here for more info.