The world was hit hard by the passing of the Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch a/k/a MCA. While many remember him for his role in the groundbreaking hip-hop group, Yauch’s efforts as a filmmaker and head of Oscilloscope Laboratories were less publicized.

However, after Oscilloscope gained distribution rights to a documentary film called Shut Up And Play The Hits about popular New York based dance-punk band LCD Soundsystem that will be sure to change–at least for one night.

On July 18, fans in 70 cities will get to see the film about LCD Soundsystem’s final days as a band. The documentary–which features Chuck Klosterman narrating in the trailer and camera work by Spike Jonze–received critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival.

Directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace, Shut Up And Play The Hits is a narrative-style film that documents LCD Soundsystem’s last-ever show at New York’s Madison Square Garden on April 2nd, 200 after frontman James Murphy decided to disband at the height of LCD Soundsystem’s popularity.

Yauch said of the film:

“Perhaps having grown up in a band for most of my life – a band that formed when I was 16 years old – and having released our first record when I was still in high school, this film addresses so many questions. For instance, 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 [Murphy] to end it in such a definitive way.”

 Shut Up & Play The Hits is screening at the following theatres:

07.18.12 Albany, NY Spectrum

07.18.12 Albuquerque, NM Guild

07.18.12 Annapolis, MD Harbour 9

07.18.12 Asheville, NC Fine Arts

07.18.12 Atlanta, GA Landmark Midtown Art

07.18.12 Austin, TX Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

07.18.12 Baltimore, MD Landmark Harbor East

07.18.12 Bellingham, WA Pickford Cinema

07.18.12 Berkeley, CA Landmark Shattuck

07.18.12 Boston, MA Landmark Kendall Square

07.18.12 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater

07.18.12 Brooklyn, NY BAM Cinematheque

07.18.12 Brooklyn, NY reRun

07.18.12 Chicago, IL Music Box

07.18.12 Cincinnati, OH Contemporary Arts Center

07.18.12 Claremont, CA Laemmle Claremont 5

07.18.12 Cleveland, OH Cedar Lee

07.18.12 Columbia, MO Ragtag

07.18.12 Dallas, TX Angelika Film Center

07.18.12 Dennis, MA Cape Cinema

07.18.12 Denver, CO Landmark Mayan

07.18.12 Detroit, MI Main Art

07.18.12 Duluth, MN Zinema

07.18.12 Eugene, OR Bijou Art Cinemas

07.18.12 Ft. Collins, CO Lyric

07.18.12 Greensboro, NC Lyndon Street Artworks

07.18.12 Hartford, CT City Cinema @ Palace

07.18.12 Honolulu, HI Kahala 8

07.18.12 Houston, TX Landmark River Oaks

07.18.12 Huntington, NY Cinema Arts Center

07.18.12 Indianapolis, IN Landmark Keystone Art

07.18.12 Iowa City, IA Bijou

07.18.12 Ithaca, NY Cinemapolis

07.18.12 Jacksonville, FL Sun-Ray Cinemas

07.18.12 Lincoln, NE Mary Riepma Ross Film Center

07.18.12 Little Rock, AR Market Street

07.18.12 Los Angeles, CA ArcLight Hollywood

07.18.12 Miami, FL Tower Cinema

07.18.12 Milwaukee, WI Landmark Downer

07.18.12 Minneapolis, MN Landmark Lagoon

07.18.12 Nashville, TN Belcourt

07.18.12 New Haven, CT Criterion

07.18.12 New York, NY Landmark Sunshine

07.18.12 Omaha, NE Film Streams

07.18.12 Orlando, FL Enzian

07.18.12 Palo Alto, CA Landmark Aquarius

07.18.12 Pasadena, CA Laemmle Playhouse

07.18.12 Phoenix, AZ Harkins Valley Art

07.18.12 Plano, TX Angelika Film Center

07.18.12 Portland, ME Space Gallery

07.18.12 Portland, OR Hollywood

07.18.12 Providence, RI Cable Car

07.18.12 Reston, VA Reston Town Center 13

07.18.12 Richmond, VA Movieland @ Blvd. Square

07.18.12 Rochester, NY The Little

07.18.12 Salt Lake City, UT Tower Theatre

07.18.12 San Diego, CA Landmark Hillcrest

07.18.12 San Francisco, CA Landmark Embarcadero

07.18.12 San Francisco, CA Balboa

07.18.12 Santa Fe, NM CCA

07.18.12 Schenectady, NY Movieland 6

07.18.12 Seattle, WA Cinerama

07.18.12 Spokane, WA Magic Lantern

07.18.12 Springfield, CO Moxie

07.18.12 St. Louis, MO Landmark Tivoli

07.18.12 Stamford, CT Majestic 6

07.18.12 Tucson, AZ The Loft

07.18.12 Tulsa, OK Circle

07.18.12 Washington, DC Landmark E-Street

07.18.12 Winston-Salem, NC Aperture

Tickets for Shut Up and Play The Hits go on sale June 8. Learn more at ShutUpAndPlayTheHits.Com.

–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles


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