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Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense Movie Night at Quarry Amphitheater

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Outdoor film screening of the Talking Heads’ cinematic masterpiece “Stop Making Sense” at The Quarry Amphitheater. Saturday, July 13, 6pm.

Released into the wilds of the cinema world in 1984, “Stop Making Sense” is not just a concert film; it’s a cultural artifact, a beacon of the era, capturing the Talking Heads in their prime during their “Speaking in Tongues” tour.

For its UCSC debut, “Stop Making Sense” isn’t just being shown; it’s being celebrated under the canopy of the redwoods, transforming the Quarry Amphitheater into a time machine that transports you back to an era where music and artistry knew no bounds. Featuring iconic performances that span the Talking Heads’ storied career, from “Psycho Killer” to “Burning Down the House,” this screening is more than a film; it’s a pilgrimage to the soul of music itself.

Special Guests

Q&A session with Jerry Harrison, the legendary rocker and Talking Heads co-founder, alongside James Mockoski, the archivist and restoration supervisor who played a pivotal role in the film’s resurrection.


$15 for general admission
$8 students
VIP bundle

Benefits Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County


July 13
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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UCSC Quarry Amphitheater
1156 High St
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
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