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Stop Making Sense


New 4K Restoration – 40th Anniversary

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Arguably the greatest concert movie ever made, this brand new 4K restoration of award-winning director Jonathan Demme’s film captures the big-suited David Byrne and his jerky art-rock group Talking Heads at the height of their prowess in a visually inventive setting that continues to sear indelible images on the minds of all who see it. Joined on stage by an all-star line-up including keyboardist Bernie Worrell (Parliament/Funkadelic), Alex Weir (Brothers Johnson) and Lynn Mabry (Sly & The Family Stone) the group reinterpret Heads classics like Psycho Killer, Burning Down The House, Girlfriend Is Better and even a Tom Tom Club tune, shifting from stripped back acoustics renditions to highly percussive funk meltdowns.

Why See This Film

Pure joy on screen, Stop Making Sense is endlessly rewatchable, and has lost none of its power over the decades. Come for all the songs you know and love, stay for Jonathan Demme’s faultless direction. Oh, and the incredible ‘80s outfits in the crowd. Simply infectious, brilliant, life-affirming cinema. And it scores bonus points for being shot in Technicolor.

Jonathan Demme
David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison
88 minutes

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