A Night of Stop Making Sense



A Screening of Newly Restored and Remastered 4k Version of Stop Making Sense

Conversation and Fan Q&A with All Four Members of Talking Heads Hosted By Fred Armisen


Tribute Performance by Blondshell


On Sale Friday, April 26th at 11AM Local Time



Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of the premiere of Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense, which is widely considered the greatest concert film of all time. Shot at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in December 1983 by renowned filmmaker Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia), the movie captures Talking Heads at their exhilarating best.

Building off of A24’s 4K restoration of the film and theatrical release last year, the 40th anniversary milestone will be commemorated with A Night of Stop Making Sense, two unforgettable screening events on June 4th at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Pantages Theatre and June 13th at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, N.Y.

All four members of Talking Heads will be on hand in both cities for post-screening fan Q&As, with Blondshell set to perform a Talking Heads cover in L.A. and The Linda Lindas doing the same in New York. Award-winning comedian, writer, producer, and musician Fred Armisen will moderate a conversation and fan Q&A with the band in Los Angeles, while Academy Award-winning filmmaker, GRAMMY Award winning musician and New York Times best-selling author, and member of The Roots Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson will do the same in NYC. 

Organized by A24 and Sister Midnight, these special events will bring Talking Heads back to the Hollywood Pantages Theatre for the first time since they filmed Stop Making Sense. 

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