David Byrne's American Utopia

David Byrne's critically-acclaimed Broadway show, one that unifies both the music and the audience, comes to the screen in this filmed performance directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman).

The show played at Hudson Theatre in NYC and Sydney’s ICC theatre from late 2019 to 2020. It was filmed by Lee with 11 camera operators to capture the multi-faceted production.

Choreographed by Annie-B Parson, with Tony-nominated Alex Timbers (director of Moulin Rouge!) serving as production consultant, the show finds the Talking Heads frontman performing songs with musicians from around the world. As well as performing numbers from Byrne’s American Utopia solo album, the set list includes hits from the Talking Heads’ back catalogue.

Director: Spike Lee

Cast: David Byrne

2020, Rating: M, Offensive language, 105 mins
Music, Musical, Live Performance