American Utopia

  • Documentary
  • 1h 45m

OBS: Filmen om David Byrne kan kun ses med et festivalpas. Køb det her: https://www.doxonline.dk/bundle/festivalpas/.

OBS: Filmen om David Byrne kan kun ses med et festivalpas. Køb det her: https://www.doxonline.dk/bundle/festivalpas/.

David Byrne deltager på CPH:DOX i en talk. Oplev ham i Spike Lees koncertfilm, hvor Byrne elegant og originalt viser os, at musik (også) er kunst.

Byrnes anmelderroste broadwayshow ‘American Utopia’ er blevet foreviget på film af selveste Spike Lee. 11 gråtklædte musikere i bare fødder omringer frontmanden med deres trådløse instrumenter. Et minimalistisk setup, som ikke kræver kunstige effekter, og som gør så meget desto større indtryk, når Byrne i sine politiske opsange opfordrer publikum til at stemme, når bandet knæler med en knytnæve i vejret, og når de opfører Janelle Monáes protestsang, der oplister sorte amerikanere, der er blevet slået ihjel af politiet. ‘American Utopia’ er et must-see og en ægte koncertoplevelse i en tid, hvor man virkelig har savnet dem.

This film can only be accessed with a full festival ticket. Buy it here: https://www.doxonline.dk/bundle/festivalpas/.

David Byrne is taking part in CPH:DOX with a talk. Experience him in Spike Lee’s concert film, where Byrne elegantly and originally shows us that music is (also) art.

Byrne’s critically acclaimed Broadway show ‘American Utopia’ has been immortalised on film by Spike Lee. Eleven musicians in bare feet and dressed in grey surround the front singer with their wireless instruments. A minimalist setup which does not require any special effects, but is all the more impressive when Byrne and his political songs encourage the audience to vote, as the band kneels with a fist in the air or when they perform Janelle Monáe’s protest song which lists black Americans who have been killed by the police. ‘American Utopia’ is a must-see concert, at a time when we really miss going to one.

Director / Producer

Spike Lee

Producer

David Byrne

Sprog

English

Undertekster

No subtitles

Land

United States

Studier

40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, Participant Media, River Road Entertainment, Warner Music Entertainment

Bonusindhold

An Evening With David Byrne
48m

Talk: Experience legendary musician David Byrne live in conversation at this year’s CPH:DOX.

In relation to the concert film ‘American Utopia’ being part of this years film programme, David Byrne will participate in a live talk. The conversation is moderated by journalist Erik Jensen (Politiken) and will be part of the An Evening With talk series, where international artists, scholars and activists centering on the potential of facilitating change through art, knowledge and engagement. This year the series will focus on solutions to global crises – including but not limited to the current pandemic – and the role of art and activism in this effort.