David Byrne’s American Utopia Teaser Trailer: A Spike Lee Joint

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HBO has released the first teaser for another big TIFF premiere (the festival opener, no less): David Byrne’s American Utopia. This is a concert film documenting Byrne’s acclaimed Broadway show from last year and it is directed by none other than Spike Lee. The ambitious stage show serves as a call for unity and a condemnation of injustice, featuring songs performed from David Byrne’s 2018 album of the same name as well as a few Talking Heads classics as well. Considering that Stop Making Sense is one of the all-time great concert films, expectations for this must be pretty high, but it will be interesting to how Spike Lee brings his voice into the mix as well. David Byrne’s American Utopia premieres at TIFF on September 10th and then arrives on HBO and HBO Max on Oct. 17th; check out the teaser below and see what you think.