LCD Soundsystem Documentary Headed To Theaters

“If it’s a funeral,” the trailer for “Shut Up And Play The Hits” says, “let’s have the best funeral ever.” The film documenting LCD Soundsystem’s farewell concert and final days will be screened in U.S. movie theaters this summer.

Film production and theatrical distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories announced it acquired North American rights to the film Monday, exactly one year since LCD Soundsystem played its final show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden Arena.

“Shut Up And Play The Hits” will feature footage from the nearly four-hour sold-out show, which New York Magazine called “a marvel of pure craft.” In addition to documenting the dance-punk band’s farewell concert, Oscilloscope Laboratories notes that the film shows fans “an intimate portrait of [frontman James] Murphy as he navigates both the personal and professional ramifications of his meteoric decision” to call it quits. 

The documentary premiered at Sundance Film Festival and was featured at SXSW Film and Music Festival. “Shut Up And Play The Hits” is a Pulse Films production directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace. Oscilloscope Laboratories was launched in 2008 by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch.

Oscilloscope Laboratories says the film will visit theaters across the states as special one-night-only engagements. The theater schedule is yet to be announced.

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Check out the trailer for “Shut Up And Play The Hits” below.