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110 minutes | UK  | Canadian Premiere | Rating: PG

On February 5, 2011 the message went online:

good people of earth: lcd soundsystem are playing madison square garden on april 2nd, and it will be our last show ever. we are retiring from the game. gettin’ out. movin’ on.

James Murphy, the creative force behind LCD Soundsystem, posted the message on the band’s website, officially announcing that the end is here. With only three full studio albums and a handful of EPs, the band’s swift rise and relatively quick exit only added to their frenzied appeal. The film depicts the pre-show anticipation with footage from the incredible event along with Murphy’s revealing interview with pop culture journalist Chuck Klosterman. Blending the concert you never want to end with the intimate personal moments that follow (where the ringing of the show can still be heard), the film appropriately echoes the title of the band’s final album: This Is Happening. Gabor Pertic

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Will Lovelace
Dylan Southern

Lucas Ochoa
James Murphy
Thomas Benski

Executive Producer(s)
Christine Vachon
Keith Wood
The Creators Project

Reed Morano

Mark Burnett

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