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True Stories

Director: David Byrne Run Time: 89 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG Release Year: 1986

Starring: David Byrne, Swoosie Kurtz, John Goodman, Spalding Gray

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!