‘Stop Making Sense’ — Cable Car

(7.19) One night only. Head down to the Cable Car Wednesday for Jonathan Demme’s 1984 Talking Heads concert film “Stop Making Sense.” Considered one of the best. Demme’s love of music was noted in his NYT obit last April.

Mr. Demme’s self-proclaimed favorite band since 1978, Talking Heads were also his muse for what would become one of the most acclaimed concert films of all time. “Stop Making Sense” was shot over three nights at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood on the heels of the band’s 1983 tour supporting the album “Speaking in Tongues.”

“It was an incredibly cinematic show, so I argued that making a movie was a way to see the show at its maximum advantage,” Mr. Demme said, explaining that he hoped “to try to create a roving ‘best-seat-in-the-house’ — as if you were watching from the audience but could have any vantage point you wanted, on the basis of what the most exciting thing happening at that moment was.”

David Byrne (seen here doing The Kimbrel) and Chris Frantz met as students at RISD in the early seventies. Frantz spoke with Rolling Stone in 2014 about the making of the movie.

Running time 88 minutes.

7pm, Wednesday, July 19, Cable Car Cinema, 204 South Main Street, (directions)

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