Paramount On Screen: True Stories [PG]

Paramount On Screen: True Stories [PG]

Movies | 08/23/2024 | 7:30PM

1986 | PG | Runtime: 89 minutes

Talking Heads singer David Byrne plays host to this bizarre patchwork of tabloid-inspired tales, set in the fictional town of Virgil, Texas. Cruising the streets in his cherry-red drop-top, Byrne introduces viewers to the local eccentrics gearing up for the town’s 150th anniversary. They include a community leader (Spalding Gray) with a thing for veggies, a woman (Swoosie Kurtz) so lazy she won’t leave her bed, a lovelorn country singer (John Goodman), and more!

Image credit: Warner Bros. Classics

Did you know?

  • 50 sets of twins appear in this movie.
  • British band Radiohead took their name from the song “Radio Head” featured in this film.
  • In the mall tabloid-reading scene, on the rack there is a Money Magazine whose cover identifies it as the October 1985 issue.

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Ticket Prices

  • $ 7.00 Youth (12 & Under)
  • $ 9.00 Adult

Schedule of Events

  • August 23, 2024 | 7:30PM
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  • John Goodman as "Louis Fyne"
  • Annie McEnroe as "Kay Culver"
  • Jo Harvey Allen as "The Lying Woman"
  • Spalding Gray as "Earl Culver"
  • Alix Elias as "The Cute Woman"
  • David Byrne as "Narrator / Lip-Syncher"

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