Films That Made Music: Stop Making Sense

Date/Time

March 21, 2019
07:00 PM until 09:15 PM

Description

Stop Making Sense was the first feature-length documentary effort of filmmaker Jonathan Demme. The director's subject is The Talking Heads, a new-wave/pop-rock group comprised of David Byrne, Chris Franz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. The film was made during a three-day concert gig at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. What emerges on screen says as much about director Demme's taste and sensitivity as it does about the group and its visionary leader Byrne. Though some of the material in Stop Making Sense overlaps with the Talking Heads' earlier concert film The Name of This Band is Talking Heads, one never gets the feeling of by-the-numbers repetition; the group's energy is such that it virtually explodes from the screen.

Directed by Jonathan Demme. 
Runtime: 99 mins.
Rating: NR

Cost

$12.50

Location

View map Hopewell Theater
5 South Greenwood Avenue
Hopewell, NJ

Additional Information

Sponsor

Hopewell Theater

Phone

609-466-1964

Contact name

Emily Hollinger

Contact email

htboxoffice@gmail.com

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