David Byrne's American Utopia

MKE Film Festival

Dust off your dancing shoes! DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA brings the Talking Heads frontman’s critically acclaimed Broadway show to the screen in a one-of-a-kind film directed by Oscar- and Emmy-winner Spike Lee. Recorded during its run at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre, Byrne is joined by an ensemble of musicians (including Milwaukeean Angie Swan), singers, and dancers from around the globe, inviting audiences into a joyous dreamworld where human connection, self-evolution, and social justice are paramount.


About Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures & Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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