When James Murphy and dance pop band LCD Soundsystem decided to call it quits, they planned a farewell show. While most bands would just do a concert at a club or favorite venue and call it good, Murphy and his crew booked Madison Square Garden for their farewell show.
The band also allowed a camera crew to document the wild, four-hour show that featured appearances by Arcade Fire and others. Murphy is also followed by the crew before the farewell show and on the day after to see his reaction to the events.
The documentary, “Shut Up and Play the Hits,” debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and has a one-night-only screening across the country on Wednesday. In Omaha, the film will screen at Film Streams.
Part concert film and part “intimate portrait,” the movie follows Murphy breaking up the band at its creative and commercial peak “and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision.”
“If it’s a funeral,” Murphy wrote on the band’s website, “let’s have the best funeral ever!”
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