David Byrne’s American Utopia

UK 12A Certificate
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January 11, 2021
Director
Runtime
1 Hour 45 Minutes
Language
English
From Universal Pictures UK
infrequent strong language

A first-time collaboration between the Academy Award-winning, cult film director, producer, actor and screenwriter, Spike Lee and rock musician and Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, the film documents Byrne’s dazzling smash-hit Broadway show based on the album of the same name released in 2018.

The show played at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre in New York City from October 2019 to February 2020, along with a UK city tour from October to November 2018. It was filmed by Lee with 11 camera operators to intimately capture the multi-faceted production. The show raises political and social issues, whilst aiming to bring audiences together with the power of entertainment.

Last updated
March 21, 2021

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David Byrne's American Utopia (2020): Official Trailer - HBO

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