Ballarat Film Society – Stop Making Sense

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Viewing a filmed music concert has been a tradition of the BFS, so this year we are fortunate to have a new remastering of the very famous 1983 concert that Talking Heads did over four live shows at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles.

Director Jonathan Demme is known for his film Silence of the Lambs (1991) which won 5 Academy Awards and best picture. David Byrne implored the band to wear neutral coloured clothing to ensure an optimum camera recording and quite a lot of editing took place but the reviews of the film are astounding. On the Rotten Tomatoes aggregator, Stop Making Sense holds an approval rating of 100% based on 66 reviews: an average of 9.3 out of 10. Why Talking Heads? Well, they are pretty well known plus they are very, very good on stage. Enjoy! Madman.

USA, 1984 Digital Remaster. Dir: Jonathan Demme. Actors include David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison and Talking Heads musicians.

Content: The Ballaarat Mechanics Institute

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  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

  • Thu 12 Sep

7:30pm–9pm

Ballarat Mechanics Institute

117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

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$30 - $60

Monthly films from February to December | you must be a member


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Accessibility Information

  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

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