Stop Making Sense
30th Anniversary Screening!
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Visual wit and dynamic rhythms faithfully and inventively convey the near-religious fervor of a Talking Heads concert. Demme’s rockumentary won laurels for being a new breed of performance film, one which showcases a band’s unique personality rather than the director’s pyrotechnics. Shunning clips of frothing crowds and backstage doodlings, Demme and figure-Head David Byrne have constructed a film which builds to a rousing crescendo as additional performers join the stage with each successive song, augmenting what begins with a solo acoustic rendering of “Psycho Killer” by Byrne. Truly a scintillating celebration of rock ’n’ roll.
USA, 1984, In English, 88 min, Unrated, Directed by Jonathan Demme
“One of the greatest rock movies ever made.”
– Leonard Maltin
“Winner! Best Documentary (1985)”
– National Society of Film Critics
“One of the 50 greatest independent films of all time!”
– ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
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