Two major music movies, one a cult classic and one a premiere, will be screened by Ster- Kinekor during September.
For one night only, on Tuesday 12 September 2023 at 7pm, the Talking Heads concert film, Stop Making Sense (pictured left), remastered in 4K, will have a special IMAX Live Experience screening in Ster-Kinekor’s IMAX cinemas at Mall of Africa, Midrand, and V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.
Stop Making Sense was filmed in 1984, and directed by Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs, Beloved). It was shot over the course of three nights at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, while the group was touring to promote their album Speaking in Tongues. The concert features major hits such as Psycho Killer, Burning Down the House and more. The four core members of Talking Heads – David Byrne (vocals), Tina Weymouth (bass), Chris Frantz (drums) and Jerry Harrison (keyboards) – are joined by an extensive backing band including singers, percussion and guitar. The film of the concert is regarded as a cult classic.
This exclusive IMAX Live 40th Anniversary Event includes a screening of Stop Making Sense followed by a live stream Q&A reuniting the four original band members. Tuesday half-price tickets will apply if you are an SK Club member – visit the Ster-Kinekor website to sign up for free at www.sterkinekor.com
The second music special, exclusive to Ster-Kinekor, celebrates the life of one of music’s greatest icons in this premiere screening event. Carlos: The Santana Journey plays across cinemas globally, including here in South Africa at select Ster-Kinekor cinemas, for two shows only, on 23 September 2023 at 2.30pm and on 27 September 2023 at 7.30pm. Get details at www.sterkinekor.com
Music industry legend
A music industry legend for 50 years and a 10-time Grammy-winning global sensation, Carlos Santana continues to be one of the music world’s premiere artists blending jazz, blues, and the Mariachi sound with a rock n’ roll spirituality and a sense of music’s primal connection to our deepest emotions.
The electric documentary Carlos: The Santana Journey features new interviews with Santana and his family alongside extraordinary, never-before-seen archival footage — including home video recordings Santana himself made, concert footage, and behind-the-scenes moments. Two-time Emmy-winning director Rudy Valdez creates an intimate, rich documentary about a man whose sound casts a magical spell on his fans around the world.