David Byrne Talks ‘American Utopia,’ Addresses Blackface Controversy: ‘It Was a Mistake’

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David Byrne may express himself through his musical process but he’s doesn’t ignore the real-life atrocities and challenges that are plaguing the world today. The two-time Grammy winner brought his…David Byrne Talks ‘American Utopia,’ Addresses Blackface Controversy: ‘It Was a Mistake’

Perfection is rarely achieved in movies, but this heaven-sent concert doc hits the sweet spot. Over two days in January 1972, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin — she was 29 at the time — sweeps into the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts in front of a congregation and testifies to God in song. The blessed thing took nearly half a century to come out because director Sydney Pollack failed to sync the image with the sound.

Perfection is rarely achieved in movies, but this heaven-sent concert doc hits the sweet spot. Over two days in January 1972, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin — she was 29 at the time — sweeps into the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts in front of a congregation and testifies to God in song. The blessed thing took nearly half a century to come out because director Sydney Pollack failed to sync the image with the sound.

 

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canadagoose I see you talking to David Byrne. Very cool.

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