David Byrne (Talking Heads) teams up with Oscar winning director Spike Lee to bring Byrne’s critically acclaimed Broadway show “American Utopia” to HBO. The two discuss the show together.
HBO.com describes what you can expect - “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.” David Byrne uses music from his 2018 solo album along with Talking Heads classics “Once In A Lifetime” and “Burning Down The House” which is connected with monologues from Byrne. He discusses topics that are forefront in our society today, like police brutality, immigration, climate change, and the upcoming election.
It is artistic, beautiful, has great music, interpretative dance, and most of all, thought provoking. A must see for any and all of these reasons.
-- Doug O’Brien