Stop Making Sense

An Art House Celebration of Jonathan Demme

1h28m | Directed by Jonathan Demme | USA | Concert Film


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Wednesday, July 19 ONLY
7:30 p.m.


Please join us on Wednesday, July 19 for a nationwide art house celebration of filmmaker Jonathan Demme!

Heralded by many as the greatest performance film of all time, Stop Making Sense was Jonathan Demme’s documentary debut, showcasing the Talking Heads just after they achieved mainstream success with the album Speaking in Tongues and the single “Burning Down the House.”

A staunch lover of art house theaters, Jonathan Demme made it his mission to champion independent films and connect audiences to the best that cinema had to offer. He was also one of the most innovative directors of our time, directing and producing more than 40 films during his 40-year career. Demme’s films — including Beloved, Rachel Getting Married, Melvin and Howard, Philadelphia, Married to the Mob, and The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won the Oscar for Best Director — were nominated for 19 Academy Awards. Most recently, he created Protection Not Protest: the People of Standing Rock, a 20-minute short film for Tavis Smiley and PBS. Demme passed away on April 26, 2017, but his work will live on forever.

Jonathan Demme’s Stop Making Sense is still the concert film all others try to be.
Angela Watercutter | Wired | Full Review

This screening event was coordinated by Andrew Jupin, Senior Film Programmer at the Jacob Burns Film Center and is made possible thanks to the generous support of Palm Pictures. Special thanks to Eclair/CineConductor for their additional technical support. Thank you!