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Talking Heads’ ‘Stop Making Sense’ returns to theaters in 4K: One of the greatest concert films of all time

A24 is bringing back the 1984 Talking Heads performance in Stop Making Sense, newly remastered in 4K and returning to theaters worldwide in 2023.

Hope you are ready to rock out like it’s 1984, because A24 is bringing Jonathan Demme’s game-changing concert film Stop Making Sense back to theaters worldwide, newly remastered in 4K and ready to blow your mind. Featuring a live performance by the American rock band Talking Heads, this film is widely considered one of the best concert films of all time, showcasing the band’s history from their first hit single “Psycho Killer” to their latest album, Speaking in Tongues.

Lead singer David Byrne is a master at commanding a performance, and he does not disappoint in this film. He starts off the show on a bare stage with just a cassette tape player and an acoustic guitar, but as each song progresses, he is joined by more and more members of the band until the stage is filled with a comprehensive supporting cast. The film also features Byrne’s iconic “big suit,” which he wears during the performance of “Girlfriend Is Better,” and which became an instant icon of the film and of Byrne himself.

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Stop Making Sense is a cult classic that has stood the test of time, with critics and audiences alike raving about its perfection. Leonard Maltin called it “one of the greatest rock movies ever made,” Robert Christgau dubbed it “the finest concert film,” and Pauline Kael said it was “close to perfection.” In 2021, the film was even selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, recognizing its cultural, historical, and aesthetic significance.

So don’t miss your chance to experience this legendary concert film on the big screen once again. With A24 at the helm, you know it’s going to be an unforgettable ride. Get ready to dance, sing, and rock out to Talking Heads like never before. #StopMakingSense2023 is coming soon, and you won’t want to miss it.