DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA 101 mins

Thursday, 26 November 8:15PM
8:15PM

  • DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA
  • DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA
  • DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA
  • DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA
  • DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA
  • DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA
  • DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA

DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA was the Opening Night film of this year's Toronto Film Festival and marks a unique collaboration between two visionary artists, David Byrne and Spike Lee. 

David Byrne’s Broadway show is 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, American Utopia brings the Talking Heads frontman’s critically acclaimed and dancers from around the globe, inviting audiences into a joyous dreamworld 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 favourites such as “Once in a Lifetime” and “Burning Down the House.” The musical numbers accompanied with brief monologues allow Byrne to address various sociopolitical topics from police brutality, immigration, climate change, to the critical upcoming election.

"One of the Best Movies of it's Kind." Indiewire

"A flat-out masterpiece." Rolling Stone

"Simply spectacular." The Hollywood Reporter

"Thrilling...playful and entrancing." Variety

"Should be required viewing for everyone." Uproxx

"Breathtaking." Roger Ebert

"Electrifying." AV Club

"Beautiful." Slash Film

"Rich & vibrant." The Wrap

"Euphoric." Consequence of Sound

Warning: This film contains strobe lighting

Outdoor program launch & pre-movie event with DJ Rok Riley, food & drinks

Outdoor program launch & pre-movie event with DJ Rok Riley, food & drinks

We are so excited to screen this film we decided to open the Luna Outdoor season early this year!

Join us on November 26th to celebrate this electrifying and breathtaking collaboration between two visionary artists, as well as launching another terrific program of outdoor movies!

Join and celebrate with us not only this electrifying and breathtaking collaboration between two visionary artists but a terrific program of outdoor movies on Thursday, Nov 26  from 7.00pm with complimentary tasty delights from our new supporter and sponsor GRILL'D Leederville, wine by Hayshed Hill Wine (while stocks last), and music by RTRFM's DJ ROK RILEY,  

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4stars
A thrilling treat for fans."
The Guardian

A flatout masterpiece
Rolling Stone
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All upcoming sessions for this film ...

Saturday, 28 November 8:15PM

Sunday, 29 November 8:15PM

Monday, 30 November 8:15PM

Tuesday, 1 December 8:15PM

Wednesday, 2 December 8:15PM