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Stop Making Sense

“Truly captivating.” – Empire Magazine

“It’s a treat for fans…and a chance for the uninitiated to tune in to the band that has come to personify postmodernist rock ‘n’ roll.” – Washington Post 

“Stop Making Sense successfully captures almost everything that was great about the Talking Heads, and there’s no better endorsement of a concert film than that.” – Austin Chronicle

100% on Rotten Tomatoes


For its 40th anniversary, newly restored in pristine 4K, experience/re-experience the greatest concert film of all time. 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.