Talking Heads' 'Stop Making Sense' Gets Digital Release, North American Screenings

Talking Heads' 'Stop Making Sense' Gets Digital Release, North American Screenings
It's been 30 years since art rock visionaries Talking Heads and Jonathan Demme teamed up to produce the legendary Stop Making Sense concert film, and the anniversary will be celebrated by a new digital release of the movie and an upcoming series of screenings across North America.

Palm Pictures had previously issued the 1984 concert flick, recorded over three days at Hollywood, CA's Pantages Theater in 1983, on DVD and Blu-ray, but have now revealed plans to issue the film as a digital release on July 15.

Ahead of Palm's latest reissue, though, Stop Making Sense will be making it to cinema houses North America wide, having started its tour last weekend in Ithaca, NY. Along the way, the film will be screened in Vancouver and Kingston, ON, though not all of the details on the where and when have been revealed. You can see the schedule as is down below.

Employing long shots, a stage-building conceit and eschewing excessive audience footage, Demme's Stop Making Sense captured the band performing classic tracks like "Psycho Killer," "Heaven," "Once in a Lifetime" and "Take Me to the River," and features vocalist David Byrne performing in his iconic "big suit."

Screening dates:

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


07/03 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 Vancouver, BC - Vancity Theatre

TBD Kingston, ON - 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