All over for another year : Donald Clarke from the Irish Times reflects on the good and the bad of this year's festival. + more
access CINEMA release Our Children opens in Irish Film Institute and Triskel Christchurch from Friday May 10th
access>CINEMA releases the Belgian drama Our Children (A Perdre La Raison) at the Irish Film Institute, Dublin and Triskel Christchurch Cork from today, May 10th. + more
Stop Making Sense (1984)
Director Jonathan Demme
Acclaimed filmmaker Jonathan Demme made his documentary debut with Stop Making Sense - a groundbreaking concert film which showcased the wacky exploits of the seminal bunch of art school dropouts turned arty new wavers known as the Talking Heads.
David Byrne walks onto the stage and does a solo “Psycho Killer.” Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz join him for two more songs. The crew is busy, still setting up. Then, three more musicians and two back-up singers join the band. Everybody sings, plays, harmonizes, dances, and runs. They change instruments and clothes. Bryne appears in the Big Suit. The backdrop is often black, but sometimes it displays words, images, or children’s drawings. The band cooks for 18 songs, the lyrics are clear, the house rocks. In this concert film, the Talking Heads hardly talk, don’t stop, and always make sense.
Running Time 88m
- “…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