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Art House Celebration of Filmmaker Jonathan Demme
Stop Making Sense

Wed. July 19

(PG; 1984) 1 Hr. 39 Min. (Digital) In English (Documentary

With his passing on April 26, the entire movie industry mourned the loss of the great American filmmaker Jonathan Demme. With work ranging from the Silence of the Lambs, for which he won an Academy Award for directing, to comedies like Married to the Mob, Demme leaves a lasting legacy that the Art House community is celebrating with a one-night screening of his most beloved and acclaimed work, the groundbreaking, 1984 Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense, widely considered to be one of, if not the, greatest concert movie of all time. Featuring the new-wave/pop-rock group comprised of David Byrne, Chris Franz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison, Stop Making Sense was Demme’s first feature-length documentary, made during a three-day concert gig at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. What emerges on screen says as much about Demme's taste and sensitivity as it does about the group and its visionary leader Byrne. Critics and filmgoers found the film mesmerizing. New Yorker Magazine film critic Pauline Kael called it, “ Close to perfection,” and “A dose of happiness from beginning to end.”

Doors at 6; film at 7 p.m.
Admission: $8

Wed 7/19 7:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto

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