St. Kilda’s historic Astor Theatre has teamed up with Sugar Mountain for a very special one off screening of Talking Heads‘ iconic concert film, Stop Making Sense this Friday the 6th of January. The screening kicks off at 7pm, and is set to feature a set by local DJ duo 6AM At The Garage prior to the rolling of the film. They’re going to be spinning tunes which will serve to compliment the artistry and inventiveness of Talking Heads.
The team at The Astor are working alongside Sugar Mountain in the lead up to the annual one day festival, which is set to kick off on January 21st at VCA. Sugar Mountain serves to showcase the best in contemporary music and visual art, finding meeting points between different artistic mediums for an immersive day of art and community.
Stop Making Sense will be screened as a 2K DCP Remaster on the Super Screen, and The Astor will be breaking out their state of the art sound system, ensuring an experience that will be both visually and aurally overwhelming – absolutely fitting for the scope of a concert film like Stop Making Sense.
The film captures the infectious and fervent energy of a Talking Heads performance shot at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 1983. The band’s front man, David Byrne, first appears on an empty stage armed with only an acoustic guitar, and is gradually joined by bassist Tina Weymouth, drummer Chris Frantz, keyboardist Jerry Harrison and a cadre of backup singers as they perform the band’s hits, culminating in an iconic performance featuring Byrne in an enormous suit. For any Talking Heads fan, or any fan of musical film, this is an experience not to be missed.