No Festival Required Independent Cinema presents “Stop Making Sense: Talking Heads”

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Margaret T. Hance Park, Phoenix AZ

Sunday, June 22, 2014
Doors at 1pm, Show at 1:30pm
$7.00 per person, online advance tickets add $1.00 service fee

Sponsored by Carly’s Bistro and Stinkweeds


Stop Making SenseLauded as the “greatest concert movie ever…” by Rolling Stone, this euphoric film transcends the all-too-limited genre to become one of the best and most memorable films of its kind. Over the course of three nights at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December 1983, filmmaker Jonathan Demme joined creative forces with cinematographer Jordan Cronenweth and Talking Heads…and miracles occurred.
Following a staging concept by singer-guitarist David Byrne, Stop Making Sense is a celebration of music that never grows old, fueled by the polyrhythmic pop-funk precision that was a Talking Heads trademark, and lit from within by the geeky supernova that is David Byrne.
Notes from NFR
Off the theatrical market for the past two years, Palm Pictures chose to bring back the film for its 30th Anniversary.
Ever since NFR screened this film at SMoCA in July 2012, it’s been on the extremely short list of films we’d want to screen again. No Festival Required specifically chose the 230 seat Phoenix Center for the Arts as the best venue downtown for a Sunday summer film such as Stop Making Sense.
Beer, wine and snacks available for sale before the show.
Spontaneous singing and dancing is encouraged.
15th Anniversary Trailer
Why stop making sense? Why a movie? Why a big suit? Where do the odd movements come from? What will the band do next?
“A rock concert film that looks and sounds like no other” – Janet Maslin, New York Times
“A dose of happiness from beginning to end. Stop Making Sense is close to perfection.” – Pauline Kael, New Yorker Magazine
“The Talking Heads put on a tremendous show — erudite, funny, funky…’Stop Making Sense’ is a dynamic rock film, as suited to its place in history, musically and visually, as ‘Woodstock’ was to the 60’s.” – Rita Kempley, Washington Post
“One of the most exciting concert films ever.”- David Ansen, Newsweek