As part of its In Concert/On Screen film series, The Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem will present Jonathan Demme’s now iconic concert film Stop Making Sense, Friday, August 24 at &:30 PM. Stop Making Sense captures the energetic, unpredictable live act of peak Talking Heads with color and visual wit. It was the first feature-length documentary effort of filmmaker Jonathan Demme (Silence of The Lambs, Neil Young: Heart of Gold). The director's subject is the new-wave/pop-rock group comprised of David Byrne, Chris Franz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. The film was made during a three-day concert gig at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. What emerges on screen says as much about director Demme's taste and sensitivity as it does about the group and its visionary leader Byrne. Capturing the frantic energy and artsy groove of the band, frontman David Byrne first appears on an empty stage, armed with only an acoustic guitar, and is gradually joined by bassist Tina Weymouth, drummer Chris Frantz, keyboardist Jerry Harrison and a cadre of backup singers as they perform the band's hits, culminating in an iconic performance featuring Byrne in an enormous suit. The group's energy is such that it virtually explodes from the screen.
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