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Stop Making Sense: 40th Anniversary Re-Release

Sunday, Mar 10 at 5:30 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Jonathan Demme. 1984, 88 mins. U.S. With David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir. In Stop Making Sense, big-white-suited Talking Heads leader David Byrne is on the verge of something; maybe a nervous breakdown, maybe transcendence. “Don’t touch me I’m a real live wire,” he warns early on, and this might as well serve as the description for the entire film. Each song contains an electrical pulse that passes from one moment to the next, building upon its own momentum until the entire performance lifts off the ground and vibrates on a frenetic, exuberantly joyful frequency. Shot over the course of three nights at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater by Demme and a team of ace cinematographers led by Jordan Cronenweth, Stop Making Sense is considered by many critics the greatest concert film of all time. Restored in 4K to coincide with its 40th anniversary. An A24 Release.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). There is a $1.50 transaction fee per ticket for all online purchases. The cost of admission may be applied toward a same-day purchase of a membership. 

Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission.