Stop Making Sense (PG) at Cawley Hall, Eye
One of the all-time great concert films, the late Jonathan Demme’s newly restored Stop Making Sense captures new wave rock band Talking Heads at their exuberant early ’80s peak.
Singer David Byrne appears to be entirely at the mercy of what the beats laid down by drummer Chris Frantz and bassist Tina Weymouth are doing to his lanky body. Driven by his frantic, idiosyncratic persona (and iconic oversized suits), it’s a joyous, spellbinding film. It documents a dizzying live performance, full of energy and visual wit that builds to leave you on a musical and emotional high.