Film
THE BEST FILMS IN ACTION, DRAMA, HORROR, AND MORE
EXPERTLY CURATED BY THE COS STAFF

Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense receives first-ever digital release, limited theatrical run

on May 21, 2014, 12:46pm

This year, Talking Heads’ concert film Stop Making Sense turns 30. To mark the occasion, Palm Pictures is releasing the film digitally and giving it a limited theatrical run.

Directed by Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia) and produced by Gary Goetzman (The Silence of the Lambs, Where the Wild Things Are), Stop Making Sense subverted the typical concert film with long shots, lack of audience footage, and minimal lighting. The focus remained entirely on the band as they supported the release of Speaking In Tongues with a bare-bones stage setup and performances of “Psycho Killer”, “Heaven”, “Once in a Lifetime”, and “Girlfriend Is Better”. It was shot over three days at Hollywood, CA’s Pantages Theater in 1983.

Starting in May, screenings of the film will be shown in 27 different cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. Meanwhile, on July 15th, it will receive its first-ever digital release through Palm.

Below, watch a montage of the film:

Stop Making Sense Theatrical Run:
05/22 – Pleasantville, NY @ Jacob Burns
05/23-06/05 – Ogden, UT @ Art House Cinema 502
06/04-05 – Brooklyn, NY @ BAM
06/07 – Portland, OR @ Reed College
06/13-14 – Kansas City, MO @ Tivoli Theatre
06/13-19 – Missoula, MT @ Roxy
06/16 – Rochester, NY @ Little Theater
06/18-20 – Los Angeles, CA @ New Beverly
06/18 – Columbus, OH @ Gateway Film Center
06/22 – Columbus, OH @ Gateway Film Center
06/19-22 – Oak Cliff, TX @ Texas Theatre
06/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Phoenix Center for the Arts
07/01-31 – Vancouver, BC @ Vancity
07/03 – Littleton, CO @ Alamo
07/04-05 – Troy, OH @ Mayflower
07/10 – Yonkers, NY @ Alamo
07/14 – Austin, TX @ Alamo Ritz
07/15 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Alamo
07/17 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Alamo
08/01-03 – Seattle, WA @ SIFF Cinema
08/06 – Lexington, KY @ Kentucky Theatre
08/14 – Houston, TX @ Miller Outdoor Theatre
08/14 – Chicago, IL @ The Music Box
08/16 – Chicago, IL @ Music Music Box
08/22-24 – Kansas City, MO @ Armour
09/06 – New Orleans, LA @ Shotgun Cinema
09/06 – Silver Spring, MD @ AFI Silver
09/08 – Silver Spring, MD @ AFI Silver
09/19 – Kansas City, MO @ Kansas City Public Library
TBD – Kingston, Canada @ Screening Room Cinema
TBD – Los Angeles, CA @ Oscar Theatre
TBD – Huntington, NY @ Cinema Arts Center
TBD – Portland, OR @ Academy Theater
TBD – Portland, OR @ Northwest Film Center
TBD – Memphis, TN @ Indie Memphis
TBD – Nashville, TN @ Belcourt Theater

23 comments