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Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense receives first-ever digital release, limited theatrical run

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    This year, Talking Heads’ concert film Stop Making Sense turns 30. To mark the occasion, Palm Pictures is releasing the film digitally and giving it a limited theatrical run.

    Directed by Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia) and produced by Gary Goetzman (The Silence of the Lambs, Where the Wild Things Are), Stop Making Sense subverted the typical concert film with long shots, lack of audience footage, and minimal lighting. The focus remained entirely on the band as they supported the release of Speaking In Tongues with a bare-bones stage setup and performances of “Psycho Killer”, “Heaven”, “Once in a Lifetime”, and “Girlfriend Is Better”. It was shot over three days at Hollywood, CA’s Pantages Theater in 1983.

    Starting in May, screenings of the film will be shown in 27 different cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. Meanwhile, on July 15th, it will receive its first-ever digital release through Palm.

    Below, watch a montage of the film:

    Stop Making Sense Theatrical Run:
    05/22 – Pleasantville, NY @ Jacob Burns
    05/23-06/05 – Ogden, UT @ Art House Cinema 502
    06/04-05 – Brooklyn, NY @ BAM
    06/07 – Portland, OR @ Reed College
    06/13-14 – Kansas City, MO @ Tivoli Theatre
    06/13-19 – Missoula, MT @ Roxy
    06/16 – Rochester, NY @ Little Theater
    06/18-20 – Los Angeles, CA @ New Beverly
    06/18 – Columbus, OH @ Gateway Film Center
    06/22 – Columbus, OH @ Gateway Film Center
    06/19-22 – Oak Cliff, TX @ Texas Theatre
    06/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Phoenix Center for the Arts
    07/01-31 – Vancouver, BC @ Vancity
    07/03 – Littleton, CO @ Alamo
    07/04-05 – Troy, OH @ Mayflower
    07/10 – Yonkers, NY @ Alamo
    07/14 – Austin, TX @ Alamo Ritz
    07/15 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Alamo
    07/17 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Alamo
    08/01-03 – Seattle, WA @ SIFF Cinema
    08/06 – Lexington, KY @ Kentucky Theatre
    08/14 – Houston, TX @ Miller Outdoor Theatre
    08/14 – Chicago, IL @ The Music Box
    08/16 – Chicago, IL @ Music Music Box
    08/22-24 – Kansas City, MO @ Armour
    09/06 – New Orleans, LA @ Shotgun Cinema
    09/06 – Silver Spring, MD @ AFI Silver
    09/08 – Silver Spring, MD @ AFI Silver
    09/19 – Kansas City, MO @ Kansas City Public Library
    TBD – Kingston, Canada @ Screening Room Cinema
    TBD – Los Angeles, CA @ Oscar Theatre
    TBD – Huntington, NY @ Cinema Arts Center
    TBD – Portland, OR @ Academy Theater
    TBD – Portland, OR @ Northwest Film Center
    TBD – Memphis, TN @ Indie Memphis
    TBD – Nashville, TN @ Belcourt Theater

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