The Documentaries of Demme (+1): Stop Making Sense


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Jul 19, 2017 8:45 PM
Film Info
Runtime:88 min
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Jonathan Demme
Country Listing:USA
Cinema Extra
Featuring:Talking Heads


The Documentaries of Demme (+1): A Tribute - We’re playing seven of our favourite documentaries by the great Jonathan Demme (with one special bonus).

Our tribute series to Jonathan Demme comes to a close with a very special event. Cinemas across the U.S. and Canada are screening Demme’s unforgettable collaboration with the Talking Heads on July 19 as a salute to the late filmmaker. The definition of capturing lightning in a bottle, Demme and the band are in perfect harmony in this inventive and exhilarating masterpiece that finds the group at the peak of their powers. Get ready for pure musical ecstasy with David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison and the rest of the Talking Heads—and be prepared to sing and dance in the aisles!

This screening will be introduced by Chandler Levack, a Juno-nominated music video director, journalist and digital editor and staff writer for TIFF.

Co-presented by Sonic Boom.

Additional Information

WinnerNSFC Award, National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 1985

“Enormous energy…Life being lived at a joyous high.” – Roger Ebert

“Bursting at the seams with bits of invention and passion.” – Slant Magazine

“Coolly iconoclastic.” – The New York Times