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NXT Rockumentary Film Series: Stop Making Sense, plus Q&A with special guests Chris Frantz & Tina Weymouth!

December 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Next Stage Arts
15 Kimball Hill
Putney, VT 05346
Next Stage Arts

Join Next Stage Arts and Next Chapter Records for a special screening of the cult classic Stop Making Sense, followed by a live Q&A with Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz & bassist Tina Weymouth!

Heralded by many as the greatest performance film of all time, Stop Making Sense was Jonathan Demme’s documentary debut, showcasing the Talking Heads just after they achieved mainstream success with the album Speaking in Tongues and the single “Burning Down the House.”

From the opening moments, when those white tennis shoes come into frame, revealing themselves from behind the shadow of the man wearing them, and the camera follows the shoes (and the man) out onto the stage where you see a radio set down—“Hi… I’ve got a tape I want to play!”—you know you’re in for something different. Something special is about to happen. David Byrne hits Play and then, for a period of time that never seems quite long enough, you’re put under a spell—the same trance everyone is put in when experiencing Jonathan Demme’s masterpiece, Stop Making Sense.

“Just be sure it’s played loud.” – Andrew Jupin, Senior Film Programmer, Jacob Burns Film Center