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Eye on Sound: True Stories (David Byrne, US 1986) (soundwave)

True Stories

David Byrne / US, 1986 / 88 min.

Inspired by David Byrne’s scrapbook of tabloid clippings, True Stories is a series of vignettes set in the fictitious town of Virgil, underscored by the magnificent, vigorous new wave funk of Talking Heads.

poster True Stories (David Byrne, US 1986)

It was probably only a matter of time before Talking Heads frontman David Byrne directed a film: the band’s image and videos were always very strong visually – take, for instance, his famous oversized suit from the concert film Stop Making Sense (1984), the new, 4K restoration which will be screened at Eye from 11 January 2024 onwards.

Screened in 35mm (Eye Collection)

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Director

David Byrne

Production year

1986

Country

US

Original title

True Stories

Length

88 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

Part of

Eye on Sound

With Eye on Sound, Eye focuses on the special relationship between image and sound. Expect live music to silent films, live bands from today to classics of yesteryear, brand new scores to films from the versatile Eye collection and special attention to the often neglected art of sound design.

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