Big Suit, Big Screen: Check Out the Trailer for Remastered “Stop Making Sense”

And you may ask yourself, "How did I get here?" Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense premiered 39 years ago featuring some incredible performances. Ever since, it's been rightly hailed as the greatest concert documentary of all time. Directed by Oscar winner Jonathan Demme, the film remains as joyful and jaw-dropping as ever.

A24 continues its golden year (with nine Oscar wins back in March and another horror hit in Talk to Me) by re-releasing this gem. Remastered in 4K, the film will go very big with an IMAX release before expanding. But the luckiest fans will be those who attend the premiere at TIFF. Not only will they be the first to see this polished version, they'll be treated to a Q&A afterwards with all four original members of Talking Heads. Spike Lee will moderate, and sparks will almost certainly fly. This will be the first time the band has gotten together in more than 20 years, so who knows if the wounds that led to their demise have healed.

Stop Making Sense returns to the big screen in IMAX on September 22, with a general release slated for September 29.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.