Stop Making Sense – Open Caption Screening
Director: Jonathan Demme Run Time: 88 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1984
Starring: Bernie Worrell, Chris Frantz, David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth
Special Open Caption Screening
New Restoration! Two Weeks Only!
Newly restored in 4K to coincide with its 40th anniversary, STOP MAKING SENSE is considered by critics—and pretty much anyone who has ever seen it—to be one of the greatest concert films of all time. Directed by Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) and featuring core band members David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, and Jerry Harrison along with Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steve Scales, Lynn Mabry, and Edna Holt, STOP MAKING SENSE dynamically captures the legendary Talking Heads at the peak of their powers. This incredible film creates a kind of time-travel magic, transporting the viewer back in time to Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December of 1983 to watch the band perform some of their most memorable songs. The Brattle is very excited to be among the first cinemas in the country to play this brand new restoration taken from the original camera negatives.
“The drama that Demme evokes in ‘Stop Making Sense’ is the artistic self-transcendence that emerges from collaboration in performance.” – Richard Brody, New Yorker
“Talking Heads made for great material, with its revolutionary mash-up of punk, funk, art, avant-garde and other sounds. But what sets ‘Stop’ apart is the intimate look at that brilliant talking head, lead singer David Byrne.” – Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
Staff Pick: Rachel, Markelle
“I’m excited for some of the musical features we have coming up, such as the new digital restoration of Stop Making Sense because it is so good and will be great to see screened with our new sound system!” – Markelle