True Stories [Criterion] (BLU)

David Byrne

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Synopsis

Director David Byrne takes an outside-looking-in glance at Texas and Texans in True Stories. Casting himself as the protagonist/narrator, Byrne adopts what he thinks is "standard" western garb and drives his red convertible into the small town of Virgil. Here he observes the town's preparations for celebrating Texas' sesquicentennial, taking time out to introduce us to several of the local oddballs. Swoosie Kurtz plays Miss Rollings, the Laziest Woman in the World; Alix Elias is The Cute Woman, who decorates her home in the most hideously "sweet" manner imaginable; John Goodman is talent-contest entrant Louis Fyne, who harbors dreams of being a C&W star; Spalding Gray is Earl Culver, a vegetable-obsessed civic leader; Jo Harvey Allen is The Lying Woman; and so it goes.

Product Details

  • Starring: John Goodman, David Byrne
  • Format: Color, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85.1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: PG
  • Label: Criterion Collection
  • Release Date: 11/27/2018
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 2969
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