New This Weekend: I Used to Be Funny and In A Violent Nature

December 30, 31 & January 1

The greatest concert documentary ever made, newly restored to Newly restored in 4K to coincide with its 40th anniversary!

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.

The overwhelming impression throughout Stop Making Sense is of enormous energy, of life being lived at a joyous high.

Chicago Sun-Times

Talking Heads made for great material, with its revolutionary mash-up of punk, funk, art, avant-garde and other sounds. But what sets “Stop” apart is the intimate look at that brilliant talking head, lead singer David Byrne.

Los Angeles Times
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Genre
MusicNew 4K Restoration
Runtime 88 minutes
Rated PG
Directed By Jonathan Demme
Starring David Byrne, Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir
Language English
Country
USA

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