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WQRT Rhinestone Country Film Series-True Stories

March 20, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm


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 show—all in the service of uncovering the rich mysteries that lurk under the surface of everyday experience.

Presented by Upland Brewing Company.


March 20, 2019
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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Duke’s Indy
2352 S West St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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