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  • Director

    Jonathan Demme

  • Starring

    David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth

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    88 mins

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  • Director of Photography: Jordan Cronenweth

  • Editor: Lisa Day

  • Produced by: Gary Goetzman

  • Music: David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth

  • Screenplay by: Jonathan Demme, Talking Heads

Director Bio

Jonathan Demme

P&I - Director Bio

Jonathan Demme (1944-2017) was an American director and producer, known for The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Philadelphia (1993) and The Manchurian Candidate (2004). 

Retrospective LIVE! – Stop Making Sense

Part of the Special Events Strand


This screening launches a new annual retrospective event. Each year EIFF will stage a single late night screening of a notable and relevant 'live' concert film from the past. In tribute to acclaimed director Jonathan Demme, (maker of such classics as The Silence of The Lambs and Philadelphia), who recently passed away, we begin with Stop Making Sense, Demme’s timeless record of the brilliant Talking Heads at the peak of their powers, featuring classic songs such as Psycho Killer, Burning Down the House and Once in a Lifetime.

Contains flashing images.

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The screening on Friday 23 June will take place in Summerhall Courtyard with an evening of live music.

Bands from 6pm; film after sunset.


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Ela Orleans

Indigo Velvet

RM Hubbert

Stop Making Sense at Summerhall

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