★★★★★ "A flat-out triumph. On the biggest screen you can find - and with everything dialed up to 11 - you'll have a sensational experience." - Stuff.co.nz.
American Utopia is a 2020 American concert film directed and produced by Spike Lee, from a screenplay by David Byrne. The film is a live recording of a Broadway performance of a modified version of the album American Utopia, including several songs and contributions from throughout Byrne's career. Byrne performs alongside 11 musicians, all performing with wireless or portable equipment.
It had its world premiere at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2020.
"A flat-out masterpiece" - Rolling Stone
"An outstanding collaboration between two essential artists. David Byrne is in peak electrifying form... an all-time great concert film" - Vanity Fair
"Simply spectacular... a masterclass in musicianship. An exhilarating hymn to communtiy and connection" - Hollywood Reporter
"One of the best movies of its kind" - IndieWire