ONE NIGHT ONLY – WEDNESDAY, JULY 19
STOP MAKING SENSE
Documentary/Music – 2017 – USA – 88 Minutes – Palm Pictures – Unrated
Stop Making Sense was the first feature-length documentary effort of filmmaker Jonathan Demme. The director’s subject is The Talking Heads, a new-wave/pop-rock group comprised of David Byrne, Chris Franz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. The film was made during a three-day concert gig at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. What emerges on screen says as much about director Demme’s taste and sensitivity as it does about the group and its visionary leader Byrne. Though some of the material in Stop Making Sense overlaps with the Talking Heads’ earlier concert film The Name of This Band is Talking Heads, one never gets the feeling of by-the-numbers repetition; the group’s energy is such that it virtually explodes from the screen.
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Join us in honoring Jonathan Demme, who sadly passed away on April 26, with the greatest concert movie ever made!
Special bonus footage after the screening: 14 Minute Q&A with Jonathan Demme and David Byrne
ONE NIGHT ONLY – WEDNESDAY, JULY 19 AT 7 PM