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Movie: Stop Making Sense

A concert film for the rock group Talking Heads, filmed while on tour in 1983 to promote Speaking in Tongues. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 15, 2022 - 12 comments

Movie: This Must Be the Place

A bored, retired goth rock star (Sean Penn) sets out to find his father's executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 20, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: True Stories

Talking Heads singer David Byrne plays host to this bizarre patchwork of tabloid-inspired tales, set in the fictional town of Virgil, Texas. Cruising the streets in his cherry-red drop-top, Byrne introduces viewers to the local eccentrics gearing up for the town's 150th anniversary. They include a community leader (Spalding Gray) with a thing for veggies, a woman (Swoosie Kurtz) so lazy she won't leave her bed, a lovelorn country singer (John Goodman) and more. Byrne co-wrote, composed the music, and directed. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 12, 2022 - 9 comments

Movie: David Byrne's American Utopia

Spike Lee documents the former Talking Heads frontman's brilliant, timely 2019 Broadway show, based on his recent album and tour of the same name. Old songs, new songs, beautiful movement, suits, and bare feet. Even a cover of Janelle Monáe's “Hell You Talmbout.” Probably the panacea you need right now. Currently found on HBOMax. Preview. [more inside]
posted by Stanczyk on Oct 18, 2020 - 4 comments

Saturday Night Live: John Mulaney / David Byrne  Season 45, Ep 14

The first-ever Leap Day episode. [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Mar 1, 2020 - 20 comments

Movie: John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch

John Mulaney and his kid pals tackle existential topics for all ages with catchy songs, comedy sketches and special guests in a nostalgic variety special. (Netflix) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 25, 2019 - 30 comments

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