DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA

HBO released the trailer for David Byrne’s American Utopia directed by Academy Award and Emmy(R)-winner Spike Lee which will debut Saturday, October 17 (8:00-9:45 p.m. ET/PT).

The cinematic special event, which will make its world premiere as the Opening Night Presentation of the 45th Toronto International Film Festival, presents a one-of-a-kind, dynamic film that gives audiences access to Byrne’s electrifying critically acclaimed Broadway show that played to sold-out, record-breaking audiences.

The filmed version was recorded during its late 2019 to early 2020 run at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre in New York City. Talking Heads frontman David 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.

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