David Byrne’s American Utopia (free screening)
Thrilling... playful and entrancing. ” Variety
TPH x THE EIGHTY-SIX SUPER SATURDAY: FREE CONCERT FILM!
Come join us for another musical one-of-a-kind experience at TPH, with two artistic geniuses of their generation, David Byrne & Spike Lee… AMERICAN UTOPIA.
Filmed in front of a live audience at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre, 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.
Includes 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 and climate change to the 2020 American election.
Director Spike Lee places the audience in the centre of the show in a way few films performances have done before. Seamlessly integrating his cameras with the performers, he literally invites the audience to step on stage and be at one with the performers resulting in a unique live experience.
This screening forms part of our TPH x THE EIGHTY-SIX SUPER SATURDAY.
The nature of the 86 Festival and for these free concert films is for people to come in and out as they please – doors will be left open. Seats are unallocated and we will be taking names for attendees at the bar.
Please register here for your free ticket or just turn up on the day!
- 105 MINS
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