True Stories

Thu, Jul 18 / 6:30 pm

True Stories (1986)
Dir: David Byrne
111 min

In this satirical look at mundane America, David Byrne of the Talking Heads leads the audience through the fictional town of Virgil, Texas. Along the way, Byrne captures vignettes of the town’s eccentric residents as they prepare for a local talent show.

MAD artist-in-residence, Kat Ryals, joins this screening to introduce the film and share how it has served as an inspiration to her own practice.

True Stories is part of So Extra, MAD’s cinema series embracing the playful, wacky and over-the-top in filmmaking. Join MAD each month as we highlight films unafraid to push the envelope in cinematic technique and production design. From B-movies to blockbusters, these films might be a lot, but we can’t get enough!

Please review our health and safety protocols before you arrive. MAD strongly recommends all visitors six months and older are vaccinated against Covid-19 and visitors ages two and up wear face coverings, even if vaccinated. Thank you for your cooperation.

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