Stop Making Sense

Two screenings in memory of Jonathan Demme (1944-2017)!

NR, 90 minutes

Featuring special post-show Q&A with Jonathan Demme & David Byrne filmed at the Jacob Burns Film Center.

Considered by many to be the greatest concert movie ever made, Jonathan Demme’s groundbreaking Talking Heads film STOP MAKING SENSE, filmed across three live shows at Los Angeles’s Pantages Theater, is aurally exuberant and visually stunning: Who can forget David Byrne’s big suit, or his dance with a floor lamp? The black stage, simple white lighting, and long takes allow viewers to immerse themselves in the music without distraction, giving a sense of being at the performance itself. Featuring “Psycho Killer,” “Burning Down the House,” “Slippery People,” “Take Me to the River,” and much more. (1984, Jonathan Demme, US, NR, 90 min, DCP)


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