Stop Making Sense

Talking Heads concert film is a good reason to stay up late

Any Talking Heads fan that hasn’t seen Stop Making Sense should plan to stay up late today (or tomorrow). The concert movie directed by Jonathan Demme is considered one of the finest examples of the genre this side of heaven. Filmed at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles in 1983, the new wave idols are seen burning down the house with a set of their greatest hits. The film opens with front man David Byrne taking the stage with a guitar and boombox for an acoustic, solo rendition of “Psycho Killer.” With each successive song, another band member — along with his instruments and equipment — is pulled up on stage. Don’t let any more days go by without seeing this rockin’ reel. And if you’ve already seen it, don’t miss the chance to see it on the big screen — trust us, it’s much cooler than watching it on your television, man. (Just for fun, every sentence in this article contains a lyric or title from a Talking Heads song. See if you can identify them all. You don’t win a prize or anything — we said it was just for fun.) 11:55 p.m. today and tomorrow. River Oaks Theatre, 2009 West Gray. For information, call 713-866-8881 or visit www.landmarktheatres.com. $9.50.
Fri., Nov. 21, 11:55 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 22, 11:55 p.m., 2008

 
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