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Restoration Tuesdays: True Stories (New 4K Restoration)

Tue, June 4 / 9 pm
Tue, June 11 / 7 pm
Tue, June 18 / 9 pm
Tue, June 25 / 7 pm
Directed by David Byrne
1986, USA, 89 min

A new 4K restoration. 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. 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.

Restoration Tuesdays: our new ongoing series of newly restored films is generously sponsored by IATSE 856. All admissions to these screenings is $5.  True Stories is also a special presentation with the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival and Brian Wolfe, RE/MAX Professionals. 

       

Reviews

Joyous, daft and hauntingly original, True Stories is Byrne's magical mystery tour of Texas.
– Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times
David Byrne’s affectionate comedy of funhouse Americana is one of the most ahead-of-its-time films of the 1980s
– Jake Cole, Slant
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Optical Printer One on One Workshop Sessions

Appointment Based One on One Session
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