David Byrne's American Utopia

David Byrne's American Utopia

classified 15

The BFI London Film Festival… in Bristol

Film

Sun 18 Oct 18:40, 19:00, 19:20

Director:
Spike Lee
Cast:
David Byrne
Details:
135 mins, 2020, USA
Primary language:
English

Imagine if you could be front row, onstage even, for one of the most electrifying performances of David Byrne’s career? This must be the place.

‘Do we get stupider as we grow up?’ In his wildly popular Broadway show American Utopia, David 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 here transforms the production into immersive, dynamic cinema that radiates with astounding performances, inventive contemporary dance and political urgency. American Utopia flows like an iridescent dream vision.

Work by James Baldwin, Janelle Monáe and Kurt Schwitters is highlighted among exhilarating renditions of Byrne’s solo work as well as Talking Heads classics. According to the multi-hyphenate, we love looking at humans more than anything else. Anti-fascist and anti-racist, Byrne illuminates our responsibility to care for one another as he and his co-performers burn down the house.


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Audio Description
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
QA
Q&A Session
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Recorded
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Subtitled
PS
Partially Subtitled
Times TBC
To be confirmed
CTBA
Certificate to be announced