True Stories

Talking Heads leader David Byrne took stories and headlines from tabloid magazines and gave them new life in True Stories, which Northwest Film Forum will be showing in 35 mm. In the 1986 film, Byrne plays a nameless narrator in a giant cowboy hat as he observes the fictional town of Virgil, Texas, prepare for its sesquicentennial (150th) “Celebration of Specialness,” which is sponsored by computing manufacturing plant Varicorp Corporation. The film explores creativity, culture, and the strengthening grip of consumerism in the flyover states, featuring an early John Goodman performance and wide empty Texas skies. The film itself is like a dream, surreal and beautiful. by Jas Keimig
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David Byrne
John Goodman, David Byrne, Swoosie Kurtz

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