Talking Heads are coming to the Library for a screening of the newly remastered film about the band, Stop Making Sense. Following the screening, Talking Heads founding members and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Tina Weymouth and Chris Frántz will be live onstage for a talkback with Verso Studios' own Brendan Toller.
Herman Olivera and WPKN DJs will be spinning vinyl before and after the event, and a cash bar will be set up. This benefit program is presented in partnership with WPKN 89.5.
Newly restored in 4K to coincide with its 40th anniversary, the 1984 film was directed by renowned filmmaker Jonathan Demme and is considered by critics as the greatest concert film of all time. Stop Making Sense stars core band members David Byrne, Weymouth, Frántz, and Jerry Harrison along with Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steve Scales, Lynn Mabrym and Edna Holt. The live performance was shot over the course of three nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in December of 1983 and features Talking Heads' most memorable songs.