UW Cinematheque: Jonathan Demme & George Romero - Heroes of Cinema
Stop Making Sense | USA | 1984 | 35mm | 88 min. Director: Jonathan Demme
Saturday, September 23, 2017
4070 Vilas Hall
No band characterized 80s new wave sounds and styles more than the Talking Heads. Director Demme’s concert film, photographed over three performances at Los Angeles’ Pantages Theater, captures the band, particularly frontman David Byrne, at the pinnacle of their creativity. Demme’s minimally invasive style foregrounds the music, and keeps the audience rapt with subtle visual quirks.