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Stop Making Sense

Opens on May 25

Director: Jonathan Demme Run Time: 88 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1984

Starring: The Talking Heads

Monthly Residency Screening!

Co-presented with A24

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 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

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