Stop Making Sense

1984, Jonathan Demme, US, NR, 90 min, DCP


The Art Theater Wed, Jul 19, 2017 7:30 PM
The Art Theater Wed, Jul 19, 2017 10:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Special Events
Jonathan Demme Tribute
Release Year:1984
Genre:Music Film
Rock & Roll
Production Country:US
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jonathan Demme


Two special shows in honor of Jonathan Demme (1944-2017)!

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)