A24 to re-release Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense concert film

The iconic concert film will be restored in 4K.

Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense is set to be remastered and re-released by indie studio A24. The 1984 concert film will be theatrically released alongside a deluxe edition of the Stop Making Sense soundtrack.

The film was directed by Jonathan Demme over three nights at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December 1983. According to Deadline, the vinyl and digital deluxe are set to land on 18 August.

In 2017, David Byrne spoke about a reunion of the classic band, saying: “For example, a Talking Heads reunion might be incredibly successful for a specific generation, or maybe for many generations. It would make me a lot of money and get a lot of attention. It would also probably be quite a number of steps backwards as far as being perceived as someone who does a lot of different things. For that reason, I feel like I have to sacrifice something, whether it’s money or name recognition or whatever, in order to be able to do a little bit more of what I’d want to do. In other words, you can’t have it all.”

Since then, Byrne landed on the soundtrack to A24’s box office and award season smash Everything Everywhere All At Once, contributing a track entitled This is a Life. 

Watch the teaser for Stop Making Sense below.

@crackmagazine STOP MAKING SENSE. Directeor of the recently re-released Talking Heads film Jonathan Demme on his processes. #JonathanDemme #TalkingHeads #StopMakingSense #CrackMagazine #AltMusic ♬ original sound – Crack Magazine