Dayton gets a close-up in a New York film from Talking Heads founder David Byrne, directed by Bill and Turner Ross from Sidney.
The film, “Contemporary Colors,” will be shown at 8 p.m. April 4-6 and at noon April 7-9 at the Neon Movies, 130 E. Fifth St. in downtown Dayton.
The Talking Heads were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
Byrne’s 97 minute documentary is inspired by the “phenomenon of color guard, colloquially known as ‘the sport of the arts,” according to its description.
Neon manager Jonathan McNeal said Dayton, the home of WGI’s World Championships, appears in the movie.
WHIO-TV’s Mike Hartsock is among the local faces seen in the film’s trailer (watch it below).
This year’s WGI championships will be held April 6 to 8 and April 20 to 23.
Filmed at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the film shows routines from ten Canadian and American color guard groups paired with performances by St. Vincent, Nelly Furtado, Ad-Rock, Ira Glass, Tune-Yards, Lucius, How to Dress Well, Zola Jesus and other artists.