Film still from <em>Stop Making Sense</em>. Image courtesy of Palm Pictures Entertainment.

Film still from Stop Making Sense. Image courtesy of Palm Pictures Entertainment.

Stop Making Sense

  • Thu 24 May 2018
  • 7—8:40PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • General $12
  • Concession $10 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
  • Bookings essential
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rating: G

Stop Making Sense is a 1984 concert film featuring a live performance by Talking Heads, it was shot over the course of three nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in December 1983.

The seminal Talking Heads concert film returns to the big screen for one night only.

Director Jonathan Demme captures the frantic energy and artsy groove of Talking Heads in this concert movie shot at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 1983. The band's frontman, David Byrne, first appears on an empty stage, armed with only an acoustic guitar, and is gradually joined by bassist Tina Weymouth, drummer Chris Frantz, keyboardist Jerry Harrison and a cadre of backup singers as they perform the band's hits, culminating in an iconic performance featuring Byrne in an enormous suit.

Frequently cited ever since as the perfect concert movie, Stop Making Sense is a pop cultural dispatch from 1983 that stays forever thrilling.

US, 1984, Colour, 88min., Rated G Dir. Jonathan Demme

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Film poster from <em>Stop Making Sense</em>. Image courtesy of Palm Pictures Entertainment.

Film poster from Stop Making Sense. Image courtesy of Palm Pictures Entertainment.

Film still from <em>Stop Making Sense</em>. Image courtesy of Palm Pictures Entertainment.

Film still from Stop Making Sense. Image courtesy of Palm Pictures Entertainment.

Film still from <em>Stop Making Sense</em>. Image courtesy of Palm Pictures Entertainment.

Film still from Stop Making Sense. Image courtesy of Palm Pictures Entertainment.

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