American Utopia

American Utopia

Spike Lee brings David Burne’s whimsical Broadway show.

It’s impossible to recreate the energy and atmosphere of the film’s performance, but Spike Lee gave it a great performance, bringing one of David Byrne’s American Utopia Broadway shows to the screen. It’s a fascinating amalgam in and of itself – blending narration, dance and performing arts with songs from the title album and a thrilling performance of past glory. By the way, by 11 strong international musicians, Byrne wore a pale gray suit and a button-down shirt, walking barefoot, looking like an office worker lost in the best possible way. Imaginable Byrne sang with distant eyes while his band was unbound and free to move in … (more)

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