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Spike Lee's film of David Byrne's Broadway show to open Toronto Film Festival

Spike Lee's film of David Byrne's Broadway show to open Toronto Film Festival

Hybrid physical-online festival set to run September 10-19.

Spike Lee’s filmed version of Broadway show David Byrne’s American Utopia will open the 45th Toronto International Film Festival on September 10.

Co-heads Cameron Bailey and Joanna Vicente announced the selection on Tuesday (July 21), weeks after they unveiled plans for a hybrid physical-online festival, set to run from September 10-19.

David Byrne’s American Utopia features the Talking Heads frontman and a troupe of 11 musicians performing songs from Byrne’s 2018 solo album of the same name and Talking Heads standards like Once In A Lifetime and Burning Down The House.

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