Iconic Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense is playing in cinemas next month

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Iconic Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense is playing in cinemas next month

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Restored for its 40th anniversary, the best concert film of all time is back on the big screen.

This is not my beautiful house! This is not my beautiful wife!

Melbourne’s own Cinema Nova is set to groove to the iconic tunes of Talking Heads this November with their special screening of Stop Making Sense. Relive the magic of this timeless concert film on November 9, 10, and, don’t miss the Dancing Down the House (dancing-mandated) screening on Saturday, November 11.

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The film, hailed as the greatest concert film of all time, captures the electric energy of Talking Heads at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December 1983. The lineup includes the charismatic David Byrne, the talented Tina Weymouth, the rhythm master Chris Frantz, and the multi-instrumentalist Jerry Harrison, alongside a captivating ensemble of supporting musicians.

Director Jonathan Demme, renowned for his work on Silence of the Lambs, masterfully captures the band at their exhilarating best, delivering an unforgettable cinematic experience. Now, in honour of the film’s 40th anniversary, Stop Making Sense has been meticulously restored, promising a viewing experience that’s as fresh and vibrant as ever.

While the other screenings provide a fantastic opportunity to relish the music in its original form, the Dancing Down the House screening on November 11 is a unique treat. This interactive event encourages you to let loose – stand, dance, sing, twirl, and jump to the beat. An in-cinema bar adds to the ambiance, making it a night to remember. So, if you prefer to experience your concert films in the company of enthusiastic fans, this is the screening for you.

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It all goes down on November 9, 10 and 11. Find out more and grab your tickets by heading here.