LCD Soundsystem Doc 'Shut Up and Play the Hits' Headed to Theaters This Summer
Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, whose Oscilloscope Laboratories will distribute the film, has said he admires LCD frontman James Murphy for knowing when to bow out gracefully.
The LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits will screen in theaters throughout the U.S. for a series of one-night-only engagements this summer. Beastie Boys Adam Yauch’s production and distribution company, Oscilloscope Laboratories, acquired North American rights to the film.
The movie chronicles the band's final days, up to and including their last show at New York's Madison Square Garden on April 2, 2011. Two months earlier, LCD frontman James Murphy announced that he decided to call it quits and ensured the bands fingerprint on the world with the biggest and most ambitious concert of its career.
“It can be pretty clear when a band starts, but perhaps less so when it ends, or how it should end. In that sense, it's brilliant of James to end it in such a definitive way," Yauch says of the LCD singer who is also a producer on the film.
Shut Up includes performances of five LCD songs in their entirety ("All My Friends" and "North American Scum" among them) along with additional concert footage from the sold-out Garden show, which clocked in at nearly four hours.
The documentary, which was directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace, premiered at Sundance with an encore screening at South By Southwest last month. Not surprisingly, Shut Up was well-received at both festivals.
Check out the trailer for the film below: