David Byrne’s American Utopia

Director

Spike Lee

Showtimes

Thu, 12/02/2021 - 7:30pm
Fri, 12/03/2021 - 7:00pm

Cast

David Byrne

Special Notes


Tickets

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Release year/country

2020 USA

Format

DCP

Runtime

1 hr 45 mins

image from the film DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA

Spike Lee’s groundbreaking filmed version of the former Talking Heads frontman's brilliant, timely Broadway musical sensation that ran from October 2019 to February 2020 (and reopened on Broadway in September ’21).

Hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as “pure bliss,” the performance seamlessly reflects on important themes ranging from immigration to racial justice through a joyful celebration of music and dance. The film is a call to action to engage as citizens in our democracy: an invitation to reimagine our own utopias.

American Utopia is an outstanding collaboration between two essential artists; I can’t believe there’s anyone alive who won’t be moved by this document.” (Vanity Fair)

American Utopia isn’t just a concert doc, but also a life-affirming, euphoria-producing, soul-energizing sing-along protest film that’s asking us to rise up against our own complacency.” (IndieWire)
 

website: www.hbo.com/specials/american-utopia

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