Stop Making Sense (Q&A with Jerry Harrison)

Tue Jun 11
  • Tue Jun 11
7:30 pm Q&A

Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!

Following the film, Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee and multi-platinum producer Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads, Modern Lovers) will have a conversation with former Rolling Stone journalist and NY Times bestselling author Anthony Bozza.

Director: Jonathan Demme Run Time: 88 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR

Release Year: 1984

Stop Making Sense was the first feature-length documentary effort of filmmaker Jonathan Demme. The director’s subject is The Talking Heads, a new-wave/pop-rock group comprised of David Byrne, Chris Franz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. The film was made during a three-day concert gig at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. What emerges on screen says as much about director Demme’s taste and sensitivity as it does about the group and its visionary leader Byrne. Though some of the material in Stop Making Sense overlaps with the Talking Heads’ earlier concert film The Name of This Band is Talking Heads, one never gets the feeling of by-the-numbers repetition; the group’s energy is such that it virtually explodes from the screen.

Update, 6/7: Due to a medical emergency, Jerry Harrison is unable to join us in person, but he’ll still be doing a Q&A via Skype.


Stop Making Sense screening afterparty

Join us at Nitehawk Prospect Park upstairs bar after the Stop Making Sense screening as we celebrate Talking Heads’ greatest videos and more, courtesy of Music Video Time Machine!



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