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Stop Making Sense

The greatest concert film of all time, Stop Making Sense brings to the screen Talking Heads at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December 1983: David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, and Jerry Harrison, alongside an ecstatic ensemble of supporting musicians. Renowned filmmaker Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) captures the band at their exhilarating best, in this new and complete restoration for the film’s 40th anniversary.

1984, 88 Minutes, USA, Directed by Jonathan Demme

  • "Stop Making Sense is a concert film with a narrative, bursting at the seams with bits of invention and passion."

    - Chuck Bowen, SLANT MAGAZINE
  • "Talking Heads made for great material, with its revolutionary mash-up of punk, funk, art, avant-garde and other sounds. But what sets "Stop" apart is the intimate look at that brilliant talking head, lead singer David Byrne."

    - Betsy Sharkey, LOS ANGELES TIMES
  • "It's Byrne's spiritual performance that pulls us in and takes us on a life-affirming joyride."

    - Sean Price, THE SPOOL
  • "Mr. Demme has captured both the look and the spirit of this live performance with a daring and precision that match the group's own."

    - Janet Maslin, NEW YORK TIMES
  • "Stop Making Sense successfully captures almost everything that was great about the Talking Heads, and there's no better endorsement of a concert film than that."

    - Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
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