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Jonathan Demme

Director, Actor

Caged HeatCaged Heat (1974) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jonathan Demme
Feat. Jonathan Demme, Barbara Steele, Erica Gavin
The definitve women–in–prison movie – directed with economy, flair and atypical integrity (for the genre) by a fledgling Jonathan…
Melvin and HowardMelvin and Howard (1980)
Dir. Jonathan Demme
Feat. Paul Le Mat, Jason Sr. Robards
Low–key gem of a road–movie in which yokel Paul Le Mat (AMERICAN GRAFFITI) rescues a grizzled tramp on a desert highway one night, who…
Stop Making SenseStop Making Sense (1983) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jonathan Demme
'Talking Heads' came to their commercial and artistic summit with this live show and the accompanying album. One of the great rock music achievements…
Something WildSomething Wild (1986) Recommended
Dir. Jonathan Demme
Feat. Melanie Griffith, Jeff Daniels, Ray Liotta
The then–hip Melanie Griffith takes conservative Jeff Daniels on a crash course in carefree living and kinky sex. But the fun turns to terror…
Swimming to CambodiaSwimming to Cambodia (1987) Recommended
Dir. Jonathan Demme
Feat. Spalding Gray
Recounting his experiences in Thailand, while acting in THE KILLING FIELDS, arch–raconteur Spalding Gray whips up a verbal storm, with Laurie…
Married to the MobMarried to the Mob (1988)
Dir. Jonathan Demme
Feat. Michelle Pfeiffer, Dean Stockwell, Matthew Modine
Michelle Pfeiffer becomes involved with Dean Stockwell, Matthew Modine and a comically dicey mafia plot.
New Order - A CollectionNew Order - A Collection (1989)
Dir. Jonathan Demme, Kathryn Bigelow
Definitive compilation of New Order videos, from 'Confusion' to 'Waiting for the siren's call', including clips directed by Jonathan Demme and…
Silence of the LambsSilence of the Lambs (1991) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jonathan Demme
Feat. Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn
Celebrated adaptation of Thomas Harris' novel follows the hunt of a gruesome serial killer by a rookie cop (Jodie Foster), 'aided' by an incarcerated…
PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia (1993) Recommended
Dir. Jonathan Demme
Feat. Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington
First major Hollywood AIDS movie is more concerned with prejudice than the disease itself, and is effective in its aim to educate as much as…
Storefront HitchcockStorefront Hitchcock (1997)
Dir. Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme's theatrically–released concert film of Robyn Hitchcock, one of contemporary music's most endearing (and brilliant) cult…

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