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April 8—15, 2024

Warsaw

True Stories


Whatever he touches turns to gold – or, a surreal stream of reflections on the beauty of Americana. In True Stories, David Byrne is a master storyteller spinning tabloid-style, fascinating tales. The Talking Heads frontman manages to dress up his peculiar observations into a full-blown musical. Together with John Goodman, the director delivers a surreal tour of small, fictional Texas towns, giant supermarkets, and pompous parades. Everything appears to be simultaneously real and absurd – and the film’s soundtrack provides a captivating commentary on these local idiosyncrasies. If anyone still needs convincing, I’d say that True Stories is Nashville, if the latter was a comedy.

Patrycja Mucha

David Byrne (b. 1952) is an American musician and visual artist of Scottish origin. In 1975 he founded the rock group Talking Heads, which disbanded in 1991. Since then he has continued his career as a solo artist. He has also been involved with the cinema, composing music for a number of films and appearing in the concert film Stop Making Sense (1984). True Stories is his only feature film as a director.

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DATE

April 12, 2024

TIME

8:30 PM

VENUE

Kino Atlantic C

COPY / OTHERS

DATE

April 13, 2024

TIME

7:00 PM

VENUE

Kino Muranów Gerard

COPY / OTHERS

ENGLISH TITLE

True Stories

ORIGINAL TITLE

True Stories

LANGUAGE

English

SUBTITLES

Polish

SECTION

DIRECTOR

DURATION

89 min

YEAR

1986

COUNTRY

SALES

Warner Bros. Discovery Poland

TRIGGER WARNING

???

PRODUCER

Gary Kurfirst

PRODUCTION

True Stories Venture

CAST

John Goodman, Annie McEnroe, Swoosie Kurtz, Spalding Gray, David Byrne

SCREENPLAY

Stephen Tobolowsky, Beth Henley, David Byrne

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Ed Lachman (colour)

EDITING

Caroline Biggerstaff

SCORE

David Byrne

COSTUME DESIGN

Bill Edwards

ART DIRECTION

Barbara Ling

DECADE

EDITION