Stop Making Sense showcases David Byrne and the Talking Heads at the band's peak. Infectious renditions of "Take Me to the River," "Burning Down the House," and "Life during Wartime," along with surprise appearances by guest musicians, have had audiences dancing in the aisles during the film’s 30th-anniversary celebration. Stop Making Sense was artistically conceived by Byrne and filmmaker Jonathan Demme.

"A rock concert film that looks and sounds like no other." —Janet Maslin, New York Times

"A dose of happiness from beginning to end. Stop Making Sense is close to perfection." —Pauline Kael, New Yorker

"The Talking Heads put on a tremendous show—erudite, funny, funky. . . . Stop Making Sense is a dynamic rock film, as suited to its place in history, musically and visually, as Woodstock was to the '60s." —Rita Kempley, Washington Post

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Jonathan Demme
Running Time
110 minutes