Talking Heads mark 30th anniversary of Stop Making Sense with digital release and screenings

The post-punkers’ essential concert film available digitally for the first time.

Talking Heads will mark 30 years since the release of Stop Making Sense – arguably the best live document of any band, ever – with a digital release and a run of screenings across US theatres.

The film (also released as a live album) is a unique interpretation of the band at their creative peak, with director Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) cutting out the audience and making use of long shots and stark lighting to place the focus solely on the band, including David Byrne in his now-iconic out-sized suit.

Screenings started last Saturday in Ithaca, NY, and continue tonight in Pleasantville, NY – see the full list of dates below the video montage of SMS highlights. The digital release arrives via Palm on July 15. [via CoS]

An unreleased Talking Heads song recorded at CBGB’s in 1976 surfaced last year – check out ‘Theme’.




May 17 Ithaca, NY Cornell Cinema
May 22 Pleasantville, NY Jacob Burns
May 23-June 5 Ogden, UT Art House Cinema 502
June 4-5 Brooklyn, NY BAM
June 7 Portland, OR Reed College
June 13-14 Kansas City, MO Tivoli Theatre
June 13-19 Missoula, MT Roxy
June 16 Rochester, NY Little Theater
June 18-20 Los Angeles, CA New Beverly
June 18, 22 Columbus, OH Gateway Film Center
June 19-22 Oak Cliff, TX Texas Theatre
June 22 Phoenix, AZ Phoenix Center for the Arts
July Vancouver, Canada Vancity
July 3 Littleton, CO Alamo
July 4-5 Troy, OH Mayflower
July 10 Yonkers, NY Alamo
July 14 Austin, TX Alamo Ritz
July 15, 17 Kalamazoo, MI Alamo
Aug 1-3 Seattle, WA SIFF Cinema
Aug 6 Lexington, KY Kentucky Theatre
Aug 14 Houston, TX Miller Outdoor Theatre
Aug 14, 16 Chicago, IL Music Box
Aug 22-24 Kansas City, MO Armour
Sept 6 New Orleans, LA Shotgun Cinema
Sept 6, 8 Silver Springs, MD AFI Silver
Sept 19 Kansas City, MO Kansas City Public Library

Dates to be confirmed:

Kingston, Canada Screening Room Cinema
Los Angeles, CA Oscar Theatre
Huntington, NY Cinema Arts Center
Portland, OR Academy Theater
Portland, OR Northwest Film Center
Memphis, TN Indie Memphis
Nashville, TN Belcourt Theater



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