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Stop Making Sense


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Stop Making Sense

Jonathan Demme made his documentary debut with this euphoric showcase for the Talking Heads, exploding from the stage just after their big mainstream success with the album Speaking in Tongues and the single “Burning Down the House.” We remember Jonathan in so many ways, but one of the best is to show this masterpiece of a live performance film—now celebrating its 35th anniversary—every single year. It never gets old. And as always, we promise to play it LOUD, the way Jonathan wanted.

Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)

Stop Making Sense is so beautifully choreographed that in some ways it’s more like theater than a rock show.”
-Andrew O'Hehir, Salon
Part aerobics workout, part self-styled dreamscape, Sense is a hyperactive piece of performance art that begins as the stripped-down dress rehearsal of a garage band and builds into a mighty, exhausting spectacle that shakes as much ass as it kicks
-Wesley Morris, San Francisco Examiner

This film is part of the Sounds of Summer 2019: Music Films, Old and New series.

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