Today: April 24, 2024

Stop Making Sense on the UK’s biggest screen

..And you may find yourself in a beautiful IMAX, watching a beautiful film, and you may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?

Widely considered the greatest concert film of all time, Jonathan Demme’s Stop Making Sense captured the wild, hypnotic energy of Talking Heads at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December 1983. David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, and Jerry Harrison, alongside an ecstatic ensemble of supporting musicians, delivered a barnstorming performance packed with the band’s best-loved hits – and the results captured by Demme’s camera are exhilarating.

Complete and newly restored for the film’s 40th anniversary, Stop Making Sense is returning to the big screen in style – in a special IMAX Live experience, boasting a sparkling 4K restoration of the film followed by a special live-stream Q&A reunion of the band’s four original members – their first public appearance together in 20 years – hosted by Spike Lee.

Tickets for this one are bound to fly out, so those keen to experience Talking Heads on the UK’s biggest screen are strongly encouraged to book sooner rather than later.

Tickets for Stop Making Sense: The IMAX Live Experience at BFI IMAX are available now from BFI

The special IMAX Live 40th anniversary event will include a screening of the film followed by a live stream Q&A reuniting the four original band members (Monday 11 September). The screening on Tuesday 12 September 19:00 will screen the Q&A as a recording from the evening before.

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