Talking Heads to Reunite for Stop Making Sense Live Q&A

By Stu Kelly / August 16, 2023

Fans of the legendary band Talking Heads are in for a treat as David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, and Jerry Harrison are set to reunite for a special live Q&A session to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their iconic concert film, Stop Making Sense. This momentous event marks the first time the four members have publicly appeared together in over two decades, promising an unforgettable experience for music enthusiasts worldwide.

The reunion event will be moderated by acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee, with whom Byrne recently worked on the film version of his Broadway show American Utopia, and is scheduled to take place at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Monday, September 11. Following a screening of the renowned concert film, attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear the band members discuss their experiences, memories, and the creative process that brought Stop Making Sense to life.

Adding a touch of innovation to the event, the Q&A session will be broadcast live in select IMAX theaters across the globe, allowing fans from different corners of the world to join in the celebration and interact with the band members virtually. This technology-driven approach demonstrates Talking Heads’ enduring impact and their ability to connect with audiences across generations.

Stop Making Sense, the concert film that captured the band’s vibrant energy and distinct musical style will be showcased in a stunning 4K restoration during its premiere at TIFF. Audiences will have the opportunity to relive the magic of the film, which has remained a landmark in the world of music and filmmaking since its original release. The restored version will be subsequently released in theaters worldwide on September 22, allowing fans to experience the band’s electrifying performance on the big screen again.

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