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Two exclusive and iconic music specials will be screened on the big screen at select Ster-Kinekor cinemas in South Africa during September.

Stop Making Sense: The IMAX Live Experience

Stop Making Sense, considered the greatest concert film of all time, is coming to Ster-Kinekor’s IMAX cinemas at Mall of Africa in Midrand and V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. The IMAX Live 40th Anniversary Event will include a screening of the concert film followed by a live stream Q&A reuniting the four original Talking Heads band members.

Directed by renowned filmmaker Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) and conceived for the stage by David Byrne, the film captures the band at its exhilarating best in this new and complete 4K restoration for the film’s 40th anniversary. The concert features an ecstatic ensemble of supporting musicians including Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steve Scales, Lynn Mabry and Edna Holt, alongside the band members.

Carlos: The Santana Journey

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 on 27 September at 19:30.

The film will be screened at the following Ster-Kinekor cinemas: The Grove in Pretoria; Eastgate and The Zone @Rosebank in Johannesburg; Gateway in Umhlanga; and at Cavendish and V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Included in the screening is introductory content featuring director Rudy Valdez and Carlos Santana, exclusive to this event.

The electric documentary Carlos: The Santana Journey utilises new interviews with Santana and his family alongside 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 spell on fans who love, as one of Santana’s famous song titles says, “how his rhythm goes”.