Stop Making Sense 4K 40th anniversary

By Kit Macdonald



Published on February 1, 2024

At some point in the last few years it feels as though Stop Making Sense, which captures Talking Heads at the height of their powers, moved from being a strong contender for the greatest concert film of all time to being widely accepted as exactly that. And that was the general critical assessment of the 1984 print: by all accounts, the full 4K/Dolby restoration treatment given to Stop Making Sense by A24, the production and distribution company behind countless modern classics including Everything Everywhere All at Once, Midsommar and Uncut Gems, has done the impossible by improving on perfection. 

Director Jonathan Demme and his team filmed the band over three nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in December 1983 and wove the footage into an intoxicating masterpiece featuring all of the band's best-loved songs, incredible musicianship and David Byrne in a comically oversized suit. It's hard to imagine anything being more enjoyable than the original, but a cleaner, clearer, crisper version, enjoyed in Barcelona's best cinema, might just do it.

February 27, 2024
Opening hours
20:00 – 21:30