Stop Making Sense


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Stop Making Sense
Jonathan Demme, 1984
USA | Format: DCP | 88 minutes

Q&A with David Byrne of Talking Heads

It’s been 30 years since the initial release of Jonathan Demme’s groundbreaking Talking Heads concert film, in which a black stage, basic white lighting, and long takes allowed viewers to engage with the band without distraction, giving a generous sense of being at the performance itself. Considered by many to be one of the greatest rock movies ever made, it’s both visually (who can forget David Byrne’s big suit?) and aurally stunning. Featuring “Psycho Killer,” “Burning Down the Hose,” “Slippery People,” “Take Me to the River,” and much more.

Series: Sound + Vision 2014

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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