The concert film David Byrne‘s American Utopia will be screened at movie theaters nationwide on Wednesday, September 15. The special, one-night-only theatrical event will include an introduction from the Talking Heads frontman along with a previously unreleased chat featuring Byrne and American Utopia director Spike Lee.
Tickets and a full list of theaters hosting the film on September 15 are available here. Byrne took American Utopia on the road for a world tour in 2018. David Byrne’s American Utopia then came to Broadway for a run spanning October 4, 2019 – February 16, 2020. The show returns to Broadway on September 17.
The Lee-directed American Utopia premiered last September at the Toronto International Film Festival. HBO made the film available for streaming on its HBO Max service on October 17, 2020. Iconic Events Releasing, Participant, River Road Entertainment, Warner Music Entertainment and HBO Entertainment are bringing the movie to theaters.
“David Byrne’s American Utopia is an ecstatic and unifying celebration of music and community,” said Iconic CMO Steven Menkin. “Iconic Events Releasing is thrilled to bring American Utopia to movie theaters for the first time so that fans across the country can gather together to experience this must-see, must-hear musical theater event on the big screen.”
“American Utopia was initially released during an unprecedented moment in history, inspiring audiences to not just rejoice in music and dance but also participate as citizens in our democracy,” added Participant CEO David Linde. “Almost a year later and fresh off of a celebratory screening to close out the Cannes Film Festival, we’re so excited that audiences can come together for the first time and relive the magic of Spike, David, and the band in movie theaters.”