Stop Making Sense

BBFC RatingStop Making Sense

Showing: 29 September 2023 until 05 October 2023

Show Times

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Fri 29 Sep 2023
Sat 30 Sep 2023
Sun 1 Oct 2023
Mon 2 Oct 2023
Tue 3 Oct 2023
Wed 4 Oct 2023
Thu 5 Oct 2023

GenreDocumentary, Music
Director(s)Jonathan Demme
Writer(s)Jonathan Demme, Talking Heads
Running Time1HR 28MINS
Extra Info4K restoration
SeasonMain Programme
Audio AccessibleClosed Captioning Subtitles for the d/Deaf and hard of hearing on Wed 4 Oct at 8.45pm

This must be the place because the greatest concert film of all time, Stop Making Sense, returns to QFT screens for the film's 40th anniversary, in a brand new 4K restoration courtesy of A24.

Shot over the course of three nights in Hollywood, December 1983, the film is an uplifting insight into the singular Talking Heads; their electricity, their charm, their eccentricity, and their music.

Stop Making Sense stars core band members David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, and Jerry Harrison along with Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steve Scales, Lynn Mabry and Edna Holt. Capturing the energy of the performance with a personal, unobtrusive artfulness, Jonathan Demme's direction is arguably never better, and his subjects never more engrossing.

Come prepared to revel in a euphoric, occasionally transcendent experience - and don't forget to wear your dad's best suit.