Stop Making Sense
(40th Anniversary Screening)
“Greatest concert movie ever…” – Rolling Stone.
“I've got a tape I want to play.”
Title: STOP MAKING SENSE
Rating: G for mild impact
Screening date: 9th November, 2023
Location: New Farm Cinemas, Brisbane QLD
Runtime: 88 mins
Director: Jonathan Demme
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Special event: with drinks, vinyl and entertainment in the foyer prior
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Waxx Lyrical is elated proud to present.... (one of) the greatest concert films of all time, STOP MAKING SENSE.
It brings to the screen the inimitable Talking Heads at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in December 1983.
David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, and Jerry Harrison, alongside an ecstatic ensemble of supporting musicians. Renowned filmmaker Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) captures the band at their exhilarating best, in this new and complete restoration for the film's 40th anniversary.
Witness the spectacle
Funded by the band themselves, their unique vision of building the stage from a solo David Byrne with a cassette deck performing 'Psycho Killer' through to their most recent hit 'Burning Down The House' with an extensive nine-piece band. The setlist serves as a band retrospective, featuring many of their popular songs, as well as side projects numbers from frontman David Byrne and from Tom Tom Club, the group of Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz.
This is truly one of the greatest and most influential bands of all-time captured at the peak of their powers - they had essentially stopped touring when the film was released in 1984 and, four years later, they would make their final album.
Unusual and beloved, the film is a pioneering example of the use of early digital audio techniques and, of course, makes use of Byrne's oversized suit which has been immortalised in popular culture endlessly, spawned memes and skits ongoingly alongside the film and the band's deep and astounding legacy.