Date: Thursday July 11th, 2024

Time: 7:00 pm — 11:00 pm

Cost: By Donation

“The overwhelming impression throughout “Stop Making Sense” is of enormous energy, of life being lived at a joyous high.” – Roger Ebert

The greatest concert film of all time, Stop Making Sense brings to the screen Talking Heads at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December 1983: David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, and Jerry Harrison, alongside an ecstatic ensemble of supporting musicians, capturing the iconic band at their exhilarating best. Directed by Academy Award Winner Jonathan Demme and newly restored to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

Stop Making Sense
Dir: Jonathan Demme
88 min
2023 restoration
Rated G
Film starts at 9:15 pm

Preceded by the Anti-Icon: Apokalypsis Opening Celebration

Music by Niña Mendoza

About Deckchair Cinema
You are invited to enjoy classic films under the stars on Cates Deck in front of the Gallery. Now in its third year, Deckchair Cinema treats audiences to a summer of al fresco film screenings. Hosted for 10 Thursdays beginning June 27, the screenings commence at sunset, and will be complemented by music and entertainment leading up to curtain time. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and make themselves comfortable by bringing their own blankets or low chairs. A concession stand will feature drinks from local breweries, which can be enjoyed on Cates Deck, a public zone for alcohol consumption. Admission to Deckchair Cinema is by donation, courtesy of BMO Financial Group ($10 per guest is recommended), and includes access to the Gallery’s summer exhibitions.

View the full Deckchair Cinema lineup

  • The Polygon Gallery

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