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Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense

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, this euphoric concert film transcends that all-too-limited genre to become the greatest film of its kind. A guaranteed cure for anyone's blues, it's 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.

With the deliriously eccentric Byrne as ringleader (pausing mid-concert to emerge in his now-legendary oversized suit), this circus of musical pleasure defies the futility of reductive description; it begs to be experienced, felt in the heart, head, and bones, and held there the way we hold on to cherished memories. On those three nights in December 1983, Talking Heads gave love, life, and joy in generous amounts that years cannot erode, and Demme captured this act of creative goodwill on film with minimalist artistic perfection. Stop Making Sense is an invitation to pleasure that will never wear out its welcome. 

LIVE MUSIC AT 6:45 with LENDER!

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Lender

"Lender is a groove oriented rock band, producing songs that will make you want to move… while listening to the thoughtful lyrics and infectious grooves." — Floating Records

Lender is a trio of SF Bay Area natives who started playing music together in high school. Their original sound drew largely on classic rock and jam band influences, then began to mix in a wide range of modern and alternative inspirations. The result is a unique blend of styles ranging from heavy psychedelic walls of sound, to soft melodic grooves, to floor pounding funk.

Along with a strong rhythm section and catchy guitar riffs, you can always expect interesting lyrics and carefully crafted vocal harmonies. They’ve been called a mixture of Beck, The Grateful Dead and Radiohead, among many other influences. However it is immediately apparent Lender has created a sound that is all their own.

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Thu, Aug 30 7:30pm   Buy Tickets
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Neil Young: Heart of Gold
Live at the Grand Ole Opry 

Neil Young: Heart of Gold is filmmaker Jonathan Demme's intimate musical portrait of legendary singer/songwriter Neil Young, filmed on the occasion of the world premiere of Young's "Prairie Wind" concert at Nashville's hallowed Ryman Auditorium.

"The concert film has never looked or sounded classier than Jonathan Demme's superbly crafted Neil Young: Heart of Gold." - Variety

"One might call Neil Young: Heart of Gold soothing, even becalmed, but mellowness and ripeness, when they exist at this high level of craft, should have their season, too." 
— The New Yorker

35mm film

 

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Thu, Oct 4 7:30pm   Buy Tickets
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