Friday May 27th 2011
Even if the rumours are true and he’s a bit of a plank, I can’t help but love David Byrne. I love his silly hair, I love the way he’s still doing that odd jig on stage even though he looks like he might keel over nowadays and I love the way he does things like Ride, Rise, Roar.
Documenting his 2008/09 tour with Brian Eno, the film is a fairly straightforward concert movie (nowhere near as high-concept as Stop Making Sense) juxtaposing live performances with backstage interviews and rehearsal footage. If it doesn’t sound particularly revolutionary that’s because it isn’t, but there’s a brilliant honesty about the whole thing, from the looks on the dancers’ faces as they arrive on stage for the first time to the sweet confusion of Byrne as he tries to explain the precise way he plugs his microphone into his computer, that makes it impossible to dislike. Handily, it also looks stunning.
Anyway, you can probably guess whether or not this is going to be your sort of thing, and if it is then why not enter this competition to win 1 of 3 copies of the film on your choice of format. To be in with that ALL-IMPORTANT CHANCE OF WINNING, just tell me one nice thing about yourself.
Nicest three win.
UK entrants only please.