When: Sat., June 17, 8 p.m. 2017
The late Jonathan Demme caught the Talking Heads at the height of the band's powers in his 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense. He also forever cemented frontman David Byrne in the public's memory as "the guy who can't find a suit his size," which speaks to the lasting power of the film. But forget Byrne and his sartorial woes; the real star is criminally under-appreciated bassist Tina Weymouth, who drives the band's nervous take on funk and twitchy new wave music with her inventive playing. The Webster Film Series screens Stop Making Sense at 8 p.m. tonight at Webster University's Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue; www.webster.edu/film-series) as part of its Jonathan Demme tribute series. Tickets are $5 to $7.