Stop Making Sense

USA | 1984 | 88 Minutes | Jonathan Demme

June 27, 2019

Jonathan Demme's essential 1984 documentary, Stop Making Sense, vividly relaying the live experience that was Talking Heads during their Speaking in Tongues tour, returns to our screen for one night ONLY!


Thursday, June 27, 2019

From David Byrne announcing, "I've got a tape I want to play" before launching into a cassette-and-acoustic-guitar version of "Psycho Killer," to the triumphant, gospel-tinged finale of "Take Me To the River," you won't want to miss a beat of this classic concert film.

"Boomboxes, baggy suits, pogoing, pendulum-swinging kneecaps - there will never be another film like Stop Making Sense. Demme captured what it was like to be there. And even if you were ten thousand miles from Los Angeles in 1983, you could imagine being down the front, dancing like a lunatic." - Jamie Milton, NME

  • Director: Jonathan Demme
  • Principal Cast: David Byrne, Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1984
  • Running Time: 88 Minutes
  • Format: DCP