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R.I.P. Jonathan Demme 1944-2017

by Paul Cashmere on April 27, 2017

in News

Filmmaker Jonathan Demme has died from esophageal cancer and heart disease at age 73.

Demme is best known as the director of movies ‘Silence of the Lambs’ and ‘Philadelphia’ but he also had a long history in capturing live music for the big screen.

Demme’s first major music work was the 1984 Talking Heads live concert movie ‘Stop Making Sense’.

In 1994 he made ‘The Complex Sessions’ with Neil Young and then later directed ‘Neil Young: Heart of Gold’ (2006), ‘Neil Young Trunk Show’ (2009) and ‘Neil Young Journeys’ (2012).

More recently Jonathan Demme directed ‘Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids’.

Tributes are pouring into Twitter for the acclaimed director.

Justin Timberlake:


Ron Howard:

Nic Harcourt:

Stephen King:

Jim Jarmusch:

Robyn Hitchcock:

Michael McKean:


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