Talking Heads Stop Making Sense Limited Theatrical Run

Update 7/24 2 p.m. PT: The August 1st screening of Stop Making Sense at the Walter Reade Theater in NYC will be followed by a Q&A with David Byrne according to Brooklyn Vegan. Tickets are available here.

Back in May we reported on the first-ever digital release of Jonathan Demme's outstanding Stop Making Sense 1984 concert film featuring Talking Heads. Within the piece we shared word that the film would return to theaters for a limited theatrical run this summer. Yesterday, Stop Making Sense made its digital debut and along with the digital release comes a whole batch of new theaters set to show the film.

"The concert was a big step for us in the band — it took what we were doing with our expanded lineup to a very theatrical level…and yet, even with all the conceptual baggage, the energy and excitement of the music and performance were never lost.Film director Jonathan Demme directed (I had seen and loved his film Melvin and Howard — his larger successes came later) and Jordan Cronenweth (Blade Runner) shot it. Jonathan brought out both the interrelationships between the band members and the narrative arc that were always a subtext in a Talking Heads concert—essentially turning the live show into an ensemble narrative movie. We in the band were thrilled at the result. When the movie came out in the ‘80s, audiences danced in the movie theaters — pretty much wherever it was shown, which includes many countries around the world," David Byrne wrote about Stop Making Sense on his website.

Here's the current list of theaters showing Stop Making Sense as per a press release:

July 17 /// Kalamazoo, MI /// Alamo
July 17 /// Munster, Germany /// Kamp-Flimmem
July 18, 19 /// St Louis, MO /// Moolah
July 19 /// Austin, TX /// Alamo Ritz
July 19, 22 /// Jacksonville, FL /// Sun-Ray
July 21 /// Vancouver, Canada /// Vancity Theater
July 23 /// Ruth Sokolof Theater /// Omaha, NE
July 24 /// Lucca, Italy /// Lucca Film Festival
July 30 /// Huntington, NY /// Cinema Arts Center
July 30, 31 /// Victoria, BC /// Cinecenta
July 31 /// Oklahoma City, OK /// Oklahoma Museum of Art
July 31 /// Ann Arbor, MI /// Michigan Theater
August 1 /// New York, NY /// Walter Reade
August 1 /// Charleston, SC /// Charleston Music Hall
August 1, 2 /// Royal Oak, MI /// Main Art
August 1-3 /// Seattle, WA /// SIFF Cinema
August 6 /// Lexington, KY /// Kentucky Theatre
August 8-14 /// Detroit, MI /// Cinema Detroit
August 9-22 /// Osaka, Japan /// Big Step
August 14 /// San Francisco, CA /// Bilboa
August 14 /// Houston, TX /// Miller Outdoor Theatre
August 14, 16 /// Chicago, IL /// Music Box
August 22-24 /// Kansas City, MO /// Armour
August 26 /// Ghent, Belgium /// Studioskoop
August 26 /// Duluth, MN /// Zinema 2
September 5, 6 /// Silver Springs, MD /// AFI Silver
September 6 /// New Orleans, LA /// Shotgun Cinema
September 12 /// Memphis, TN /// Indie Memphis
September 19 /// Kansas City, MO /// Kansas City Public Library
September 22 /// Point Arena, CA /// Arena Theater
September 25, 26 /// Bloomington, IN /// University of Indiana
September 29 /// Brookline, MA /// Coolidge
October 24, 26 /// Portland, OR /// Clinton Street
November 14 /// Leeds, UK /// Leeds Film Festival
TBD /// Melbourne, Australia /// Australian Center Moving Image
TBD /// Kingston, Canada /// Screening Room Cinema
TBD /// Ottawa, Canada /// Mayfair
TBD /// Los Angeles, CA /// Pickford Center
TBD /// Lowell, MA /// Mill 5
TBD /// Mexico /// Ambulante
TBD /// Minneapolis, MN /// Landmark
TBD /// Minneapolis, MN /// Sound Unseen
TBD /// Kearney, NB /// World Theater
TBD /// Ely, NV /// Central Theater
TBD /// New York, NY /// IFC
TBD /// Portland, OR /// Northwest Film Center
TBD /// Nashville, TN /// Belcourt Theater
TBD /// Houston, TX /// MFA
TBD /// Burlington, VT /// Roxy
TBD /// Milwaukee, WI /// Milkwaukee Film

[Published on: 7/16/14]

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