"True Stories" (David Byrne, 1986) Introduced by Lee Kline, Technical Director, Criterion Collection


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

$6 - $35

Wexner Center Film/Video Theater

1871 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210

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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)