A pretty amazing movie trailer is circulating the web today, in anticipation of its premiere at Sundance on January 22. Shut Up and Play The Hits is an intimate look at the days leading up to LCD Soundsystem’s final shows at Madison Square Garden. More specifically, it’s "both a narrative film documenting this once in a lifetime performance, and 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." That’s according to the film’s website, anyway.
As the trailer weaves in between ecstatic crowd shots and footage of frontman and founder James Murphy putting on his pajama pants to go outside and walk his dog, Mr. Chuck Klosterman provides us with some food for thought via voiceover: "It’s like there was a record, there was an announcement. There’s a last show. Everyone’s aware that it’s ending. When you start a band, do you imagine how it will end?"
Those attending Sundance can catch Shut Up and Play The Hits at the dates and venues listed below. The rest of us, until it hits a wider release, can revel in the joy of listening to that sweet, sweet piano swell from "All My Friends" on repeat.
Sunday, January 22nd, midnight (Egyptian Theatre, Park City)
Monday, January 23rd, 9:45 pm (Broadway Center Cinema, Salt Lake City)
Wednesday, January 25th, 11:30 pm (Prospector Square Theater, Park City)
Friday, January 27th, 10 pm (Redstone Cinema 7, Park City)
Saturday, January 28th, 9:45 pm (Broadway Center Cinema 3, Salt Lake City)