|27.02. / Wednesday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 3|
On April 2nd, 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. LCD frontman James Murphy had made the conscious decision to disband one of the most celebrated and influential bands of its generation at the peak of its popularity, ensuring that the band would go out on top with the biggest and most ambitious concert of its career. Shut Up And Play the Hits documents this once in a life time performance and paints an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision to consign the band to history.
Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern make up the directing partnership thirtytwo. In 2011, the duo theatrically released their feature-length documentary, No Distance Left to Run, which received a nomination for Best Long Form Music Video at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards and was shortlisted for a prestigious Grierson Documentary Award. An intimate portrait of the British band Blur, the film told their definitive story and was shot during the famed 2009 triumphant reunion tour. Together, their work has spanned commercials, music videos, live music and feature documentaries. The duo has worked with numerous artists including Elbow, Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys, The Kills, The Fall, Richard Hawley, Jack White, Lemmy and Bjork.
Shut Up And Play The Hits
2012, 110', video
Will Lovelace & Dylan Southern
Lucas Ochoa, Thomas Benski, James Murphy, Keith Wood
Festivals & Awards:
UK Music Video Awards 2012 – Best Live Music Coverage; Sundance Film Festival 2012; SXSW South by Southwest 2012; Hot Docs 2012
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