Part of the Spring Reverb 2023 Music Festival (June 1-4).
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 (Spalding Gray) with a thing for veggies, a woman (Swoosie Kurtz) so lazy she won’t leave her bed, a lovelorn country singer (John Goodman) and more!
This is not a musical. It’s a bold attempt to paint a bizarre American landscape. This movie does what some painters try to do: It recasts ordinary images into strange new shapes.Roger Ebert
An exuberant and wonderfully oddball stew of deadpan comedy, character drama, music video, and art installation.Flavorwire
|Directed By||David Byrne|
|Starring||David Byrne, John Goodman, Annie McEnroe|