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David Byrne’s American Utopia

Spike Lee charts the artistry and social conscience of the Talking Heads front man in this musical treat.

Image from David Byrne’s American Utopia

USA 2020
Dir Spike Lee
Certificate 12A

‘Do we get stupider as we grow up?’ In his wildly popular Broadway music show ‘American Utopia’, Byrne reflects on human connections, life and how on earth we work through it. He joins the dots with his music and it all starts making sense... Spike Lee transforms the production into immersive, dynamic cinema that radiates with astounding performances, inventive contemporary dance and political urgency.

The screening on Fri 21 May will be introduced by Tricia Tuttle, BFI Festivals Director.