Stop Making Sense
Director: Jonathan Demme Run Time: 88 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG
Starring: Alex Weir, Chris Frantz, David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth
Director Jonathan Demme captures the frantic energy and artsy groove of Talking Heads in this concert movie shot at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 1983. The band’s front man, David Byrne, first appears on an empty stage, armed with only an acoustic guitar, and is gradually joined by bassist Tina Weymouth, drummer Chris Frantz, keyboardist Jerry Harrison and a cadre of backup singers as they perform the band’s hits, culminating in an iconic performance featuring Byrne in an enormous suit.