Update - please note that this screening is sold-out now.
Shut Up and Play the Hits at the IFI on 4th September featuring a live satellite Q+A with James Murphy. Doors open at 8.40 for satellite feeds from the London Red Carpet and build-up before the film starts at 9pm.
In 2011 LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy made the conscious decision to disband one of the most celebrated and influential bands of its generation at the peak of its popularity, ensuring that the band would go out on top with the biggest and most ambitious concert of its career at Madison Square Gardens. The instantly sold out, near four-hour extravaganza did just that, moving the thousands in attendance to tears of joy and grief, with NEW YORK magazine calling the event “a marvel of pure craft” and TIME magazine lamenting “we may never dance again.” Shut Up and Play the Hits is both a narrative film documenting this once in a lifetime 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.