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Film: Shut Up and Play the Hits

By Mike Breen · July 17th, 2012 · CityBeat Recommends
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Following the successful screening of acclaimed Sigur Ros concert film Inni in April, the Contemporary Arts Center is showing another hot music flick this week. This time, on the same night and at the same time as an ever-growing list of theaters and venues nationwide, the CAC is screening Shut Up and Play the Hits, the much-anticipated concert film/documentary about hugely popular Electronic/Dance/Rock band LCD Soundsystem’s final concert, which took place April 2, 2011, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The film — which has received awards from both the Sundance and SXSW film festivals — features plenty of live footage from the finale, but the narrative focuses on bandleader James Murphy’s day-to-day life leading up to the show (and the day after) as he ponders the “personal and professional ramifications” that come with deciding to break up one of the top bands on the planet at its peak. Tickets are surprisingly still available (most screenings around the country have sold out). Visit contemporaryartscenter.org to get yours for $10 ($5 for CAC members). 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 18. Contemporary Arts Center. 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown.



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