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David Byrne's American Utopia (2020)

American Utopia (original title)
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Spike Lee documents the former Talking Heads frontman's brilliant, timely 2019 Broadway show, based on his recent album and tour of the same name.

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Spike Lee

Writer:

David Byrne
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Cast overview:
David Byrne ... Self
Jacqueline Acevedo Jacqueline Acevedo ... Self - Percussion
Gustavo Di Dalva Gustavo Di Dalva ... Self - Percussion
Daniel Freedman Daniel Freedman ... Self - Percussion
Chris Giarmo Chris Giarmo ... Self - Vocals / Dance & Vocal Captain
Tim Keiper Tim Keiper ... Self - Percussion
Tendayi Kuumba Tendayi Kuumba ... Self - Vocals / Dance
Karl Mansfield Karl Mansfield ... Self - Keyboard & Band Leader
Mauro Refosco Mauro Refosco ... Self - Percussion & Drum Section Leader
Stephane San Juan Stephane San Juan ... Self - Percussion
Angie Swan Angie Swan ... Self - Guitar
Bobby Wooten Iii Bobby Wooten Iii ... Self - Bass
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Spike Lee documents the former Talking Heads frontman's brilliant, timely 2019 Broadway show, based on his recent album and tour of the same name.

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If you look carefully, you will notice small spheres on the shoulders of all of the suits. These are tiny BlackTrax infrared transmitters which enable the lights to automatically track performers as they move around the stage. When they leave the stage to march through the theatre, you will notice some of these trackers glowing slightly. See more »


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This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)
Written by David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison and Tina Weymouth
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Most probably one of the best concert movies i have ever seen
22 October 2020 | by recumb123See all my reviews

David Byrne is well known to everybody who was born at least half a century ago. As the frontman of Talking Heads his genius literally was the core of the band. This movie shows that his brilliance has not withered yet. American Utopia is a well chosen name for a time document that alternates fantastic music with witty comments on life in general and American life specifically. The world has changed a lot the last 50 years, but a lot of things have stayed the same and the peculiar way David Byrne is looking to the world has essentially not changed either, and that is a good thing. What is remarkable is that the vibe, the rythm, the choreography and lighting for almost every song is unique. David is always center stage, but the rest of the dancers and musicians are equally important. In one word; a musical masterpiece.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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$208,852
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