Bushel is excited to host a community screening of American Utopia (2020), directed by Spike Lee. Doors open at 6:45 pm; screening begins at 7 pm; with a DJ set 9–10:30 pm. This program is free to attend. Registration is recommended, as there is limited seating (30 max). Masks are optional; please remain home if you are feeling ill or have Covid symptoms.
If you are a Talking Heads or David Byrne fan then this is a must-see. Spike Lee’s cinematography brings an exciting edge to a dynamic and funky show that is as much performance art and theatre spectacle as it is a concert. The music, choreography and scenic elements are all first-class, pushing the boundaries of what a typical concert experience can be, all framed by Byrne’s quirky and playful sense of performance and humor.
Stick around afterwards for a set of dance music by DJ Gray.
American Utopia is a 2020 American concert film directed and produced by Spike Lee, from a screenplay by David Byrne. The film is a live recording of a Broadway performance of the show adapted from the touring show that supported the album of the same name. The film features selections from that album, as well as songs from throughout Byrne’s career. Byrne performed alongside eleven musicians, all of whom used wireless or portable equipment. Frequent collaborator Annie-B Parson served as choreographer.
Bookings are closed for this event.