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David Byrne’s American Utopia (M)

Next event Monday 25 Jan from 10:30am to 12:10pm

By Margaret River HEART
David Byrne’s Broadway show is a one-of-a-kind film directed by Oscar and Emmy-winner Spike Lee.

 

David Byrne’s American Utopia brings the Talking Heads frontman’s critically acclaimed Broadway show to the big screen in 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 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 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 critical 2020 US election.

 

Children under 8 years old cannot attend a screening unaccompanied (regardless of film certification). They should be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or older.

 

Children under 12 cannot attend a screening unaccompanied after 7pm (regardless of film certification).

 

If any cinema patron becomes disruptive and this impacts the enjoyment of other customers, they will be asked to leave the theatre.  An unaccompanied child who is asked to leave the theatre must remain in the foyer until a parent or guardian collect them.