Burning Down the Theater

David Hillman Curtis’ documentary RIDE, RISE, ROAR, premiered yesterday at DocNYC and is scheduled for another showing Tuesday November 9 too (1:30 PM at IFC Center). If you liked Jonathan Demme’s 1984 STOP MAKING SENSE with the Talking Heads, you’ll love this. If you haven’t seen Demme’s film, its worth the effort.

This is a David Byrne concert film that blends onstage performances with details of the creative collaborations. Shot over several concerts during the August 2009 tour, “the film blends the energy and charisma of classic Talking Heads with the heartfelt pathos of Byrne and Brian Eno’s most recent collaboration. Between the songs the film documents behind-the-scenes auditions, rehearsals, and interviews with key players who achieved the show’s unique fusion of pop music and modern dance.”

Learn more and watch trailer here and here. And here are Hillman Curtis’ other films.

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