David Byrne joins Venice Film Fest jury

July 9, 2011 at 12:13 PM
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VENICE, Italy, July 9 (UPI) -- David Byrne of the Talking Heads is among the jury members announced by the Venice Film Festival.

Byrne, who won an Oscar for the soundtrack of "The Last Emperor," joins U.S. filmmaker Todd Haynes and Andre Techine of France on the jury for the late-summer festival.

Since the Talking Heads left the music scene, Byrne has become an accomplished author and photographer. He most recently collaborated on the soundtrack for the Sean Penn film "This Must Be the Place."

Italy's ANSA news agency said Saturday previously announced members of the Venice festival included Italian director Mario Martone, actress Alba Rohrwacher and Chairman Darren Aronofsky.

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