SOLD OUT — The Roxie Theater, Fast Times & FORT MASON FLIX: Stop Making Sense


Presented By

The Roxie Theater & Fort Mason Center For Arts & Culture

Apr 24th @ 8:15 p.m.


“I can’t seem to face up to the facts. I’m tense and nervous and I can’t relax.
I can’t sleep ’cause my bed’s on fire. Don’t touch me I’m a real live wire.”

The Roxie Theater & Fast Times Present:

Stop Making Sense

The Roxie & Fast Times Present a very special screening of Stop Making Sense with pre-show entertainment featuring live music by Andrew St. James. The pre-show also features music videos by Brijean, French Cassettes, Juan Wayne, Brontez Purnell, Tim Cohen, and Fake Fruit.

About: Considered by many to be the greatest concert movie ever made, Jonathan Demme’s groundbreaking Talking Heads film, filmed across three live shows at Los Angeles’s Pantages Theater, is aurally exuberant and visually stunning: Who can forget David Byrne’s big suit, or his dance with a floor lamp? The black stage, simple white lighting, and long takes allow viewers to immerse themselves in the music without distraction, giving a sense of being at the performance itself. The film features “Psycho Killer,” “Burning Down the House,” “Slippery People,” “Take Me to the River,” and much more. (The Roxie Theater)

Over the course of three nights at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December 1983, filmmaker Jonathan Demme joined creative forces with cinematographer Jordan Cronenweth 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. (DavidByrne.com)

This unique evening includes live music from Andrew St. James, a local musician who brings outdoor music to the people from pick-up trucks or minivans during the pandemic. St. James has played mobile shows at San Francisco (SF)’s Balboa Theater parklet and other outdoor locales and also appears live on Instagram at The Chapel on Valencia Street in SF.

Director: Jonathan Demme

Year Released: 1984

Rating: NR (documentary)

Run Time: 88 minutes

Cast: With David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison, Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steven Scales, Lynn Mabry, and Ednah Holt

Showing: April 24, 8:15 p.m. (pre-show) 9:00 p.m. (screening)

Special offers

Win free tickets: To celebrate the launch of FORT MASON FLIX, DoTheBay is hosting an exclusive giveaway: a complimentary car pass to the movie screening of the winner’s choice. Enter to win at DoTheBay.com/FLIX


Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture is proud to partner with DoTheBay, the official media partner of FORT MASON FLIX, Xfinity, Volume Inc., Large Screen Video, and Edlen. Organizations interested in sponsoring FORT MASON FLIX should contact Sales@DoTheBay.com.

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