Special Presentation

‘Special Presentation’ is a section to introduce the latest music films made by world-famous directors and great music films about the musicians who have had a great influence on the world music scene. This year's ‘Special Presentation’ includes Spike Lee's David Byrne's American Utopia and Lee Daniels' The United States vs. Billie Holiday. The former is a film adaptation of the Broadway performance of David Byrne, the lead vocalist of 'Talking Heads', who is also the idol of many Korean musicians. Spike Lee directed the film from a 2019 Broadway show about the album, American Utopia, which has the same name with the tour of David Byrne commemorating his single LP album release in 14 years. Director Lee Daniels' Billy Holiday is about the life of Billy Holiday, one of the world's top three female jazz singers. It’s a spectacular film to show her harsh life as a black female jazz musician in depth. Through these two films, you will be able to enjoy the essence of a music film with high perfection in both the music and the narrative. 

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David Byrne’s American Utopia

Spike LEE

United States | 2020 | 106min | DCP | Color | Documentary | G | KP

The United States vs. Billie Holiday


United States | 2021 | 131min | DCP | Color, B&W | Drama | 15 | KP