Area Theatrical Premiere!
Shows September 14–19
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*Please note that showtimes for today have changed as follows: the 5:00 show has been canceled; and the 7:30 show will play at 8:00 instead. We regret any inconvenience.
- ★★★½ “LCD combine the best aspects of ’70s punk, ’80s new wave, and ’90s rave, and directors Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern acutely capture their maniacal live presence.” –Michael C. Walsh, The Phoenix
- ★★★☆ “‘Shut Up and Play the Hits’ a last waltz for LCD Soundsystem,” by Ty Burr, The Boston Globe
- “In concert film, a last waltz for LCD Soundsystem,” by Jake Coyle, AP
(2012) dir Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern w/LCD Soundsystem [108 min]
If it’s a funeral… let’s have the best funeral ever. 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. The instantly sold out, near four-hour extravaganza did just that, moving the thousands in attendance to tears of joy and grief, with New York Magazine calling the event “a marvel of pure craft” and TIME magazine lamenting “we may never dance again.” SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS is simultaneously a document of a once-in-a-lifetime performance and an intimate portrait of Murphy as he navigates both the personal and professional ramifications of his decision.
“Shut Up and Play the Hits captures the fun, weight, importance, and sheer energy of classics like The Last Waltz or Stop Making Sense.” –Kristofer Jenson, DigBoston