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Shut Up and Play the Hits -- Follow LCD Soundsystem front man James Murphy over a 48-hour period, from the day of his band's final gig at Madison Square Garden to the morning after the show.
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18 July 2012 (USA) See more »
On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. Documenting this once in a life time 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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

James Murphy ... Himself
Chuck Klosterman ... Himself
Keith Wood ... Himself
Nancy Whang ... Herself
Pat Mahoney ... Himself

Al Doyle ... Himself
Tyler Pope ... Himself
Gavin Russom ... Himself

Phil Mossman ... Himself
David Scott Stone ... Himself
Matt Thornley ... Himself
Gunnar Bjerk ... Himself
Petunia ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keith Anderson ... Himself

Aziz Ansari ... Himself

Lance Bangs ... Himself
Jon Boschetto ... Himself
Will Butler ... Himself

Win Butler ... Himself
Régine Chassagne ... Herself
Roxane Danset ... Herself
David Dewaele ... Himself
Stephen Dewaele ... Himself
Jason Disu ... Himself
Tom Dolan ... Himself
Lulu Doyle ... Herself
Matthew Fasano ... Himself
Shannon Funchess ... Herself
Jeremy Gara ... Himself
Jane Gilarde ... Herself
Stephen Gilarde ... Himself

Donald Glover ... Himself
Brian Graf ... Himself
Jayson Green ... Himself
Joseph Hallam ... Himself
David Hinojosa ... Himself
Konrad Kaczmarek ... Himself
Alberto Lopez ... Himself
Juan MacLean ... Himself
Jozef Mahoney ... Himself
Kyle McEneany ... Himself
Nicholas Millhiser ... Himself
Adam Moerder ... Himself
Matt Morello ... Himself
Lucas Mossman ... Himself
Daniel Murphy ... Himself
Kathryn Murphy ... Herself
Tara Murphy ... Herself
Thomas Murphy ... Himself
Kelly Pratt ... Herself
Nathan Reiff ... Himself
Nick Roseboro ... Himself
Janine Rostron ... Herself
Tiffany Roth ... Herself
Daniel Stenson ... Himself
Josh Stern ... Himself
Colin Stetson ... Himself
Nick Sylvester ... Himself
Christina Topsoe ... Herself

Reggie Watts ... Himself
Ruvan Wijesooriya ... Himself
Carter Yasutake ... Himself
Lizzy Yoder ... Herself
KJ Rothweiler ... Fan (uncredited)

Directed by
Will Lovelace 
Dylan Southern 
Produced by
Thomas Benski .... producer
Jamie Clark .... live producer
Marisa Clifford .... line producer
Ned Doyle .... producer: concert footage
Terry Felgate .... co-executive producer
Brian Graf .... associate producer
Arran Igoe .... associate producer
James Murphy .... producer
Lucas Ochoa .... producer
Randell Poster .... co-executive producer
Beatrice Read .... archive producer
Christine Vachon .... executive producer
Keith Wood .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Reed Morano 
Film Editing by
Mark Burnett 
Art Direction by
John Furgason  (as John Fergason)
Costume Design by
Max Isaacson 
Makeup Department
Andrea Gilletti .... makeup artist
Production Management
Dave Saltzman .... production manager (as David Saltzman)
Sound Department
Adam Davidson .... re-recording mixer
Jesse Flower-Ambroch .... sound mixer
James Murphy .... sound designer
Alan Sallabank .... re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Carl Grinter .... digital post-production producer
Camera and Electrical Department
Ivan Abel .... camera operator
Kevin Akers .... first assistant "a" camera
Eli Born .... camera operator
Stephen Consentino .... camera operator
Giles Dunning .... camera operator
Rory Hanrahan .... first assistant camera (re-shoots)
J.M. Hurley .... camera operator
J.M. Hurley .... digital image technician
J.M. Hurley .... media manager
Spike Jonze .... additional photography
Spike Jonze .... camera operator
Matthias Koenigswieser .... additional photography
Yorick Le Saux .... camera operator
Ross McLennan .... additional photography
Reed Morano .... camera operator
Christine Ng .... swing
Clair Popkin .... first assistant camera: New York
Dylan Southern .... camera operator
Nina Summermatter .... additional second assistant camera (as Linda Summermatter)
Brandon Taylor .... grip
Daniel Trapp .... camera operator
Carlos Verón .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Simone Grattarola .... colorist
Ellie Johnson .... assistant editor (as Eleanor Johnson)
Jack McGinity .... assistant colorist
Leo Scott .... additional editor
Sacha Szwarc .... assistant editor
Other crew
Claire Bernard .... production coordinator
Sam Jones .... production assistant
Tyler Brodie .... special thanks

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108 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The title of the film was thought up by Win Butler, who yelled it at James Murphy while the filmmakers were trying to decide on a title.See more »
Keith Wood:James, it's Keith. Um, so, um, I guess you're sleeping - well, I hope you're sleeping after last night!See more »
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Time to say goodbye, 3 November 2013
Author: TheGatsby from Ireland

"Hey", Steve Albini wrote, "breaking up is an idea that occurred to far too few groups". However, it's definitely an idea that occurred to LCD Soundsystem, as frontman James Murphy decided to disband the group, not long after their third album was released, despite the fact that they were now at the peak of their fame and acclaim. Nothing bad had happened – there were no bust-ups between members, drug troubles or any other music clichés – Murphy simply wanted to wave goodbye to his dance-punk creation and respect should be given to him for that. He chose to go out with a bang, by staging the group's largest gig to date on the 2nd April 2011, in New York's Madison Square Garden to a crowd of nearly 20,000. That gig is chronicled in this excellent Will Lovelace-and-David Southern-directed documentary. The live footage on display here is superb, with an Arcade Fire-featuring rendition of 'North American Scum' and the emotional climactic performance of 'New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down' proving to be highlights.

However, 'Shut Up and Play the Hits' isn't strictly a concert movie, as it also features some backstage footage, an interview recorded a week before the gig and clips of Murphy rambling around New York, often with his little bulldog in tow. This may sound boring when compared to the palpable energy of the concert footage, but these intercuts are anything but. They're revealing and engaging as we are given a glimpse of Murphy leading up to the final gig and the day after it. In particular, the interview is the most interesting with Murphy offering an overview of LCD Soundsystem and refreshingly frank responses to the questions he is asked.

This film isn't just for LCD Soundsystem aficionados; it's one for anyone who enjoys music documentaries. And if you are a fan of James Murphy, I struggle to imagine any reason why you wouldn't like this. Its offstage clips are poignant, while its beautifully shot concert footage is absorbing. If this truly is the end of the group, then this is a terrific way to say farewell.

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