David Byrne's American Utopia (2020)
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David Byrne's American Utopia (2020)

Genre
Documentary, Music
Release Date
October 17, 2020
Studio
HBO
Official Site
http://www.hbo.com/american-utopia
Genre
Documentary, Music
Release Date
October 17, 2020
MPAA Rating
-
Duration
135 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
HBO
Official Site
http://www.hbo.com/american-utopia
Director
Spike Lee
Producer
David Byrne, Spike Lee
Screenwriter
David Byrne
Starring

"David Byrne's American Utopia" brings the critically acclaimed Broadway show to HBO in a one-of-a-kind film directed by Oscar and Emmy-winner Spike Lee. Recorded during its run at Broadway's Hudson Theatre in New York City, David Byrne is joined by an ensemble of 11 musicians, singers, and dancers from around the globe, inviting audiences into a joyous dreamworld where human connection, self-evolution, and social justice are paramount.

The special includes performances of songs from Byrne's 2018 solo album of the same name, in addition to popular Talking Heads favorites such as "Once in a Lifetime" and "Burning Down the House". The musical numbers accompanied with brief monologues allows Byrne to address various sociopolitical topics from police brutality, immigration, climate change, to the critical upcoming election.

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