David Byrne’s spectacular, one-of-a-kind concert film, American Utopia, directed by Spike Lee, will be available to Download & Keep on digital platforms in the UK on 14th December 2020, and will be available to buy on Blu-ray and DVD on 11 January 2021 courtesy of Dogwoof.
Drawing comparisons to Jonathan Demme‘s landmark 1984 concert film, Stop Making Sense, American Utopia is a live recording of a Broadway performance of the sold-out, smash hit show, inspired by Byrne’s 2018 studio album of the same name.
David Byrne’s American Utopia brings the critically acclaimed Broadway show to life in a thrilling, one-of-a-kind concert 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.
American Utopia was filmed using 11 camera operators to intimately capture the multi-faceted production. The show is choreographed by Annie-B Parson, with Tony-nominated Alex Timbers (Moulin Rouge!) serving as production consultant.