Storefront Hitchcock with Robyn Hitchcock in Person

1997 | 77 minutes | Jonathan Demme

April 14, 2016

SIFF Cinema Uptown | KEXP Grand Opening Celebration
We’re celebrating the grand opening of KEXP’s new home at Seattle Center with a special in person appearance from beloved British singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock, who will introduce a screening of this 1998 concert film directed by Jonathan Demme (Stop Making Sense).
Advance Tickets only $9.03 for all seats | KEXP and SIFF Members Free on Day of Show

Storefront Hitchcock showcases a one-of-a-kind performance in which Robyn's songs and free-floating, witty monologues were presented in a vacant New York City storefront before an intimate live audience - and occasional onlookers who happened to catch the show while passing by on the sidewalk.


"Jonathan Demme's simply conceived, beautifully wrought Storefront Hitchcock splits the difference between two of his seminal works: 1984's Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense and Swimming To Cambodia..A few accessories are added to the minimalist design as the film progresses—a bald light bulb, a mirror ball, a large sculpted tomato—but Demme always keeps his cameras fixed on Hitchcock, and his clean, elegant compositions enhance the intimacy of the performance." – AV Club

  • Director: Jonathan Demme
  • Year: 1997
  • Running Time: 77 minutes