Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme, USA, 1984)

There are a lot of reasons to see concert films, but the only ones that usually get mentioned are the music and the cinematography. This time the actual physical impact of the film is just as exhilarating...
— Roger Ebert

Filmed over three nights at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood, Stop Making Sense is quite simply one of the greatest and most influential concert films ever made.  New York new wavers, Talking Heads - led charismatic frontman David Byrne - along with director-fan Jonathan Demme - push the boundaries of what a rock concert could be - creating a genuinely exciting spectacle and as joyous as it is life-affirming. 

Screened in tribute to Jonathan Demme (1944-2017)