The 2003 video reissue of David Bowie’s last performance as Ziggy Stardust (orig. 1983) will be shown on September 4th as this month’s edition of Metro Cinema’s music documentary installation series.
Comprised entirely of live and behind the scenes footage in a rag-tag collage, these handheld scrap shots longingly trace Bowie’s lavish figure and trademark gender ambiguous costuming as if hoping to prolong his presence in all facets. Devoted fans of the larger than life superstar will treasure this work as a complete depiction of a historic event. Shots that, in the hands of a major production company, may well have been swept from the cutting-room floor are placed together in sequence by D.A. Pennebaker to become a down to earth, tributary framing of an extravagant, extraordinary figure.
Local musician Layne L’Heureaux will be starting the night’s festivities off at 8:40, followed by a 9 o’clock screening of the film which runs for 91 minutes in its entirety.
More information on this and other events at the Metro Cinema can be found here.
Monthly Music Docs is an ongoing series curated by local artist and musician Tim Rechner, who is sits on the Repertory Programing Committee and is a Front of House staff member at Metro.