TOM's Film Club

Stop Making Sense (PG)

July 9, 2019

Main House: Seated

Shot over the course of a few nights at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre by the late great Jonathan Demme, this is the seminal and celebrated concert film that was produced at the height of Talking Heads’ popularity, just as the group were starting to tour and promote their album, Speaking in Tongues, in 1983.

The film showcases a truly unique and energetic performance, utilising every element of the stage to create a concert experience like no other. Big lamps, big sets and big suits all come into play throughout the show, but it’s the bands phenomenal performance and idiosyncratic style that shine through the theatrics.

Now celebrating its 35th anniversary, this is a great opportunity to revisit and relive one of the greatest and most innovative bands of the 1980s at the peak of their powers, same as it ever was!

In its own terms, Stop Making Sense is close to perfection”
Pauline Kael, The New Yorker

Upcoming Performances


Stop Making Sense (PG)
Date & Time: Tue 9 Jul, 8pm
Tickets: £6
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Rated: PG
Duration: 88 mins