Stop Making Sense Remains the Greatest Concert Film

— Nina Corcoran, Esquire Magazine

Stop Making Sense

Film • Jul 29

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Presented in honor of legendary director, Jonathan Demme, in concurrence with the nationwide Art House Theatre Celebrate Demme event.

This film is a part of our Sound & Vision series presented in partnership with Drip (records).

Featuring live performance from The Ugly Chords.

On April 26, director Jonathan Demme passed away. His filmography had no shortage of hits–Philadelphia, Rachel Getting Married, The Silence of the Lambs–but his passion for film intertwined with his passion for music. His films lived by carefully curated soundtracks. He worked with Bruce Springsteen, New Order, and everyone from Joey Ramone to Miles Davis on Sun City. And he created legendary concert film: Stop Making Sense. There, Demme made music a character, translating the surreal energy of sold out shows with the loving theatricality of a dedicated fan. As far as understanding the electric symbiosis of Sound and Vision goes, Jonathan Demme stole the show.

Director: Jonathan Demme

The pivotal concert movie for rock group The Talking Heads that captured the rare energy of David Byrne, the cinematic vision of the late Jonathan Demme, and the sacred relationship between artists and their fans.

1984. USA. 88 minutes. This film is not rated by the MPAA.