Here’s What Our Critics Are Saying About ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’!

September 11, 2020

David Byrne's American Utopia
Courtesy of TIFF

The 2020 Toronto International Film Festival began Thursday with David Byrne’s American Utopia. Spike Lee’s filmed version of Byrne’s acclaimed stage production mostly drew raves. The film offered a positive note to begin the hybrid iteration of the festival with cinephiles attending at the Lightbox, at drive-ins, and at home. Overall, our members found that new Spike Lee joint delivered one of the festival’s more upbeat opening numbers in recent memory, providing a kick-off audiences needed to escape the COVID blues.


Here’s What Our Members Are Saying About David Byrne’s American Utopia


Some were mixed on the film, but loved the music:


Some members even tried the festival drive-in:

And lived to tell about it!


TIFF runs Sept. 10-19, 2020. Follow the TFCA on Twitter for updates and reactions throughout the festival.