Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense - eTown

Movie Night at eTown Hall – Stop Making Sense (Talking Heads) + Q&A w/ Sandy McLeod, ‘Visual Consultant’ for the film

  • When: November 14, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Where: eTOWN HALL / 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Cost: $10 Plus Applicable Service Fees
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Talking Heads Karaoke in the eTown Cafe - 6:00 - 7:00pm
Film begins at 7:00pm
Q&A w/ Sandy McLeod, 'Visual Consultant' for Stop Making Sense, following the screening


Over the course of three nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in December 1983, filmmaker Jonathan Demme joined creative forces with cinematographer Jordan Cronenweth, visual consultant Sandy McCleod and Talking Heads... and miracles occurred.

Following a staging concept by singer-guitarist David Byrne, this euphoric concert film transcends that all-too-limited genre to become the greatest film of its kind. A guaranteed cure for anyone's blues, it's a celebration of music that never grows old, fueled by the polyrhythmic pop-funk precision that was a Talking Heads trademark, and lit from within by the geeky supernova that is David Byrne.



Sandy McLeod is an Academy Award-nominated independent filmmaker, with experience in most of the major areas of filmmaking. She formed Make-Do Productions in 1992 as an outlet for her own work, but her producing and directing career began with the formation of Working Pictures, a production company for feature film directors who wanted to try their hand at music videos—a new concept at that time. She worked with many industry leaders including Michael Lindsey- Hogg, Alex Cox, Jonathan Demme, John Sayles, UB40, Bruce Springsteen, Chrissy Hynde, and Roy Orbison.

As the visual consultant for the Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense, Sandy worked with Jordan Cronenweth and Jonathan Demme to establish innovative textural elements of this landmark film.

Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz on how Jonathan & Sandy planned the scenes - "At the time, Jonathan was also working on this movie for Goldie Hawn called Swing Shift. After seeing the first cut of the movie, she decided she wanted to completely reshoot every scene with her in it, so it was up to Sandy McLeod to follow the band around and make notes of what band members were doing what, at what time and when the cameras should be on them. She followed us around for a good month while Jonathan was dealing with Goldie."