Stop Making Sense – A Celebration of Jonathan Demme
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
A staunch lover of art house theaters, Jonathan Demme made it his mission to champion independent films and connect audiences to the best that cinema had to offer. He was also one of the most innovative directors of our time, directing and producing more than 40 films over his 40-year career. Demme’s films were nominated for 19 Academy Awards for Beloved, Rachel Getting Married, Melvin and Howard, Philadelphia, Married to the Mob, The Silence of the Lambs—for which he won the Oscar for Best Director—and more.