Shut Up and Play the Hits 9 years old

The Very Loud Ending Of LCD Soundsystem

On April 2nd 2011, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM played its final show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. LCD Frontman James Murphy, disbanding one of the most celebrated and influential groups of its generation at the peak of its popularity, ensured that the band would go out on top with the biggest concert of its career. The instantly sold out, near four-hour extravaganza featured special appearances by Arcade Fire and Reggie Watts and moved the crowd of thousands to tears of joy and grief. SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS both captures this once-in-a-lifetime event with stunning visuals and serves as an intimate portrait of Murphy as he navigates the 48 hours surrounding the show. Woven throughout is an honest and unflinching conversation between Murphy and author Chuck Klosterman as they discuss music, art, aging, and the decision to call it quits while at the top of your game.

Credits

Donald Glover
Donald Glover

Himself

Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert

Himself

Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari

Himself

Win Butler
Win Butler

Himself

Keith Wood
Keith Wood

Himself

Reggie Watts
Reggie Watts

Himself

All Cast

Name Character
Stephen Colbert He was 48, now 56 years old as Himself
Aziz Ansari He was 29, now 38 years old as Himself
Donald Glover He was 28, now 37 years old as Himself
Pat Mahoney He was 12, now 21 years old as Himself
Reggie Watts He was 39, now 48 years old as Himself
James Murphy He was 41, now 51 years old as Himself
Chuck Klosterman He was 39, now 48 years old as Himself
Tyler Pope He was 35, now 44 years old as Himself
Keith Wood He was 39, now 49 years old as Himself
Nancy Whang She was 35, now 44 years old as Herself
Al Doyle as Himself
Gavin Russom was 37, now 46 years old as Herself
Matt Thornley as Himself
Gunnar Bjerk as Himself
Win Butler He was 31, now 40 years old as Himself
Régine Chassagne She was 35, now 44 years old as Herself
Will Butler He was 29, now 38 years old as Himself
Jeremy Gara He was 33, now 42 years old as Himself

Crew

Name Department
Yorick Le Saux as Camera Operator. He was 43 (now 52) years old Camera
Giles Dunning as Camera Operator. Camera
Spike Jonze as Additional Photography. He was 42 (now 51) years old Camera
Spike Jonze as Camera Operator. He was 42 (now 51) years old Camera
Dylan Southern as Camera Operator. Camera
Dylan Southern as Director. Directing
Will Lovelace as Director. Directing
Thomas Benski as Producer. Production
James Murphy as Producer. He was 41 (now 51) years old Production
James Murphy as Sound Designer. He was 41 (now 51) years old Sound
Tyler Brodie as Thanks. Crew
Keith Wood as Executive Producer. He was 39 (now 49) years old Production
Lucas Ochoa as Producer. Production
Terry Felgate as Co-Executive Producer. Production
Brian Graf as Associate Producer. Production
Arran Igoe as Associate Producer. Production
Dave Saltzman as Production Manager. Production
Shut Up and Play the Hits poster
Shut Up and Play the Hits (9 years)

The Very Loud Ending Of LCD Soundsystem

  • Release day: Sunday, January 22, 2012
  • Runtime: 105 minutes