'Stop Making Sense': A24 to restore, re-release Talking Heads concert film
UPI News Service, 03/16/2023
A24 has acquired the rights to the Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense.
The studio will restore the 1984 film in 4K and re-release the film in theaters later this year.
Stop Making Sense was filmed over three nights at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles in December 1983. The film is directed by Jonathan Demme and features Talking Heads members David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz and Jerry Harrison, along with Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steve Scales, Lynn Mabry and Edna Holt.
The film captures the Talking Heads performing "Burning Down the House," "Life During Wartime," "Take Me to the River," "Psycho Killer," "Once in a Lifetime" and other songs.
A24 released a teaser for the restored film Thursday that shows Byrne visit the dry cleaners and pick up the trademark suit he wore for the concerts.
In addition to the restored film, Rhino will release a new deluxe version of the soundtrack on vinyl and digitally Aug. 18 that includes the complete Stop Making Sense concert for the first time.
Stop Making Sense was added to the National Film Registry in 2021.
Byrne recently recorded and released the song "This is a Life" for the A24 film Everything Everywhere All at Once. He performed the song at the Oscars this week.
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