This year, Talking Heads’ concert film Stop Making Sense turns 30. To mark the occasion, O Cinema and Sweat records is presenting the digitally remastered film in a one-night only event.
Universally acclaimed as one of the best concert films ever made, Stop Making Sense documents the groundbreaking Talking Heads at their peak.
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, famed Pantages Theater in 1983.
On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, the film is enjoying a tour through select American cities and coming to O Cinema in its exclusive South Florida one-night only engagement.
"One of the greatest rock movies ever made." - Leonard Maltin
"A rock concert film that looks and sounds like no other" - Janet Maslin, New York Times
"A dose of happiness from beginning to end. Stop Making Sense is close to perfection." - Pauline Kael, New Yorker Magazine
"The Talking Heads put on a tremendous show -- erudite, funny, funky...'Stop Making Sense' is a dynamic rock film, as suited to its place in history, musically and visually, as 'Woodstock' was to the 60's." - Rita Kempley,Washington Post
"One of the most exciting concert films ever."- David Ansen, Newsweek
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O Cinema is a cutting-edge independent cinema located in Miami's Wynwood Arts District, that specializes in showing first-run independent, foreign, art, and niche films.