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Stop Making Sense


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Stop Making Sense

“Has there ever been a live concert film as vibrant or as brilliantly realized? I don’t think so.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

Jonathan Demme made his documentary debut with this infectious showcase for the Talking Heads, filming the band on stage just after their big mainstream success with the album Speaking in Tongues and the single “Burning Down the House.” There are so many ways we want to remember Jonathan, who passed away in April last year. One of the best we can think of is to show this live performance film every single year.

This screening event is made possible thanks to the generous support of Palm Pictures.

Tickets: $9 (members), $14 (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 2018: Music Films, Old and New series.

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