About the Event
Director: Spike Lee
Actors: Giancarlo Esposito, Samuel L. Jackson, Rosie Perez, David Byrne, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby DeeIt's a Spike Lee Monday Double with Spike's stunning presention of David Byrne's American Utopia AND his 1989 classic Do the Right Thing!
David Byrne's American Utopia
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.
"A flat-out masterpiece." Rolling Stone
Warning: This film contains strobe lighting.
Do the Right Thing
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.