Stop Making Sense


The Roxy Theater Screen 2 Wed, Jul 19, 2017 9:00 PM
88 min | 1984
Film Info
Series:An Art House Celebration of Jonathan Demme
Rating:Not Rated
Run Time:88 min
Release Year:1984
Genre:Documentary, Concert
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jonathan Demme
Cast Members:The Talking Heads


This screening of STOP MAKING SENSE is part of a nation-wide effort from art house theaters to honor the late highly influential American director Jonathan Demme, who passed away in April of this year.

Director Jonathan Demme captures the frantic energy and artsy groove of Talking Heads in this concert movie shot at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 1983. The band's frontman, David Byrne, first appears on an empty stage, armed with only an acoustic guitar, and is gradually joined by bassist Tina Weymouth, drummer Chris Frantz, keyboardist Jerry Harrison and a cadre of backup singers as they perform the band's hits, culminating in an iconic performance featuring Byrne in an enormous suit.