Tonight @ CINEFAMILY - Adult Swim's Tim & Eric Present: David Byrne in TRUE STORIES
David Byrne in -True Stories
presented by Tim & Eric
Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, your tour guides through the trippy world of Adult Swim's breakout hit "Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" bring to the Cinefamily a sneak preview of some of their latest sketch work, along with one of their favorite films--which also maps for you a wonderful, wiggly world. Ever the kindly off-kilter narrator in colorful garb, spinning tales of oddballs and their neuroses, Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, after the success of his band's 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense, got the filmmaking bug himself and directed True Stories, a proto-"This American Life" look at the quirky side of Texas. Tim & Eric told us: "We used to watch this movie all the time when we were roommates back in Philly. It's always been an inspiration for us and has definitely influenced our sense of humor." Byrne's long-standing Americana fetish never shined more boldly than here, and with his warm, down-home persona, he charmingly winds us through kooky story strands featuring one of the most fun ensemble casts of its decade (John Goodman, Swoosie Kurtz, Pops Staples, Tito Larriva and the always-fascinating Spalding Gray.)
Dir. David Byrne, 1986, 35mm, 90 min.