watch the trailer for David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ HBO film directed by Spike Lee
David Byrne's hit Broadway show American Utopia is coming to HBO on October 17 with a special performance film directed by Spike Lee. They've just shared the teaser trailer for it. Lee's camera gets up close, weaving around and through Byrne's 11-piece, highly percussive and "untethered" back band, for what looks to be a very kinetic concert film. Only thing we don't get in this trailer is Lee's signature "floating" shot but he surely worked it in somewhere. Watch the trailer below.
American Utopia will make its theatrical premiere at the 2020 Toronto Film Festival on September 10.
You can also listen to the official cast recording of David Byrne's American Utopia on Broadway below.