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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 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 37th anniversary—every single year. It never gets old. After the events of 2020 made us miss a year of grooving in the aisles, we have double the amount of celebrating to do this summer! And as always, we promise to play it LOUD— the way Jonathan wanted.

As of 8/19, the JBFC is vaccinated-only for all screenings and events. Masks are required and may be removed only while seated. Proof of vaccination and a photo ID must be presented for admission. Learn more here.

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

This film is part of the Sounds of Summer: Greatest Hits Vol. 1 series.

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