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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 with a thing for veggies, a woman so lazy she won’t leave her bed, a lovelorn country singer and more!

1986, 89 Minutes, USA, Directed by David Byrne

  • "An exuberant and wonderfully oddball stew of deadpan comedy, character drama, music video, and art installation."

    - Jason Bailey, FLAVORWIRE
  • "True Stories is David Byrne's funny, worried, loving celebration of a disoriented America."

    - Jack Kroll, NEWSWEEK
  • "Joyous, daft and hauntingly original, True Stories is Byrne's magical mystery tour of Texas: an introduction to the imaginary town of Virgil and its faintly surreal folks."

    - Sheila Benson, LOS ANGELES TIMES
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