The Modern School of Film presents a Film: Acoustic screening of "Stop Making Sense" (1984). Following the film, discussion with Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club) in Person!
Join us as Chris and Tina relive one of the seminal film/music experiences of all-time, as Jonathan Demme and the Talking Heads redefined the the very vocabulary of the concert-film; forever changing the expectation of live performance as seen through the filmmaker's lens.
Meetup: Arrive at 7:00pm inside City Winery to checkin and acquire seating. Wine and a food menu is available for purchase if desired. Screening begins promptly at 8pm
Tickets: $15 via www.citywinery.com/newyork/tickets.html/
'Stop Making Sense' (1984) is an innovative concert movie featuring Talking Heads live on stage. Directed by Jonathan Demme, it was shot over the course of three nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in December 1983, as the group was touring to promote their new album 'Speaking in Tongues'. The movie is notable for being the first made entirely using digital audio techniques. The band raised the budget of $1.2 million themselves. The title comes from the lyrics of the song "Girlfriend is Better": "As we get older and stop making sense...". The American film critic and historian Leonard Maltin rated the film four stars out of four, describing it as "brilliantly conceived, shot, edited and performed" and hailed it as "one of the greatest rock movies ever made."