David Byrne's American Utopia

David Byrne's American Utopia

By Spike Lee

  • Genre: Musicals
  • Release Date: 2021-02-09
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 1h 45min
  • Director: Spike Lee
  • Production Company: Participant
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 62 Ratings


David Byrne's American Utopia brings the Talking Heads front man's critically acclaimed Broadway show to a one-of-a-kind film directed by Oscar® and Emmy®-winner Spike Lee. Recorded during its late 2019 to early 2020 run at Broadway's Hudson Theatre in New York City, Byrne is joined by an ensemble of 11 musicians, singers, and dancers from around the globe, inviting audiences into a joyous dream world where human connection, self-evolution, and social justice are paramount. The special includes performances of songs from Byrne's 2018 solo album of the same name, in addition to popular Talking Heads favorites such as "Once in a Lifetime" and "Burning Down the House." The musical numbers accompanied with brief monologues allows Byrne to address various sociopolitical topics from police brutality, immigration, climate change to the 2020 presidential election.




  • Move on David.

    By jack the other dog!
    I found this to be just a re-living of the past. If this was the 80s’ I would have liked this but, I thought this “performance art” died back then. Very boring.
  • The preview was offensive enough

    By H Fletcher
    What more do I need to say?
  • Brilliant

    By Heltondrew89
    An incredible stage performance captured with added flair and imagery from the ever-unique Spike Lee. David Byrne is a genius.
  • An amazing show

    By Lanark
    Absolutely amazing experience that has to been to be believed!
  • A joy!

    By Josh Lemp
    Spike Lee and David Byrne have teamed up for a breathtaking and energizing musical celebration! A great watch for any fan of Byrne of the Talking Heads!
  • Just Flat Out WOW

    By Aerik the Me
    Nothing more to add but SEE IT!
  • SIX STARS!!!

    By formerATTcustomer
    Best show in town