Ped Mall -Scene 1 Sun, Jul 16, 2017 8:00 PM
Series Info
Film Info
Runtime:99 mins.
Director:Jonathan Demme
Year Released:1984
Production Country:USA


The 2017 Rooftop Series presented by Rohrbach Associates PC Architects
Tickets include a beer from co-sponsor Big Grove Brewery

Tickets on sale for Members: Mon, June 19, 10am / Public: Wed, June 21, 10am

A special dual showing--sit down and watch on the roof or dance the night away in the screening room!
Come early and stake your claim, or move between the two spaces throughout the night.

Thirteen Sundays (and one Wednesday!), summer through fall, featuring well-loved classics, beneath the stars and above the streets of Iowa City. You never know what we’ll add to each screening to butter up your Rooftop experience. Join us for these very fun, special shows, and buy tickets early as seating is limited, and Rooftop shows do sell out!

Doors open with seating and pre-show fun at 8pm. Screening at dusk. In the case of inclement weather, the screening will occur indoors.


Join us as we honor the late, great director Jonathan Demme by giving the big-screen, loud-sound rooftop treatment to one of the greatest concert films of all-time. Dancing encouraged!

"One of the greatest rock movies ever made!" -Leonard Maltin

"Bursting at the seams with bits of invention and passion!" -Slant Magazine

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.