The first teaser trailer for Spike Lee’s film adaptation of David Byrne‘s American Utopia has arrived. Check it out below.
Lee’s concert film is adapted from Byrne’s show, which takes its name from the singer-songwriter’s 2018 album American Utopia and ran from October 2019 to February 2020 at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre. It featured the musician talking to the audience and performing songs from across his career, dating all the way back to the Talking Heads’ first studio album. It also includes a cover Janelle Monáe’s ‘Hell You Talmbout’.
During the one-minute clip, Byrne is heard saying: “Despite all that’s happened and despite what’s still happening, there’s still possibility.” He adds: “James Baldwin said: ‘I still believe that we can do with this country something that has not been done before.’”
David Byrne’s American Utopia is set to premiere on HBO and HBO Max.