Off to see this on Tuesday hurrah!
LSFF’s David Bowie anniversary programme will travel across London and the UK to multiple Picturehouse Cinemas as part of Discover Tuesdays, screening a selection of short docs spanning over five decades of his career - from his experimental beginnings of the Sixties, to his plastic soul renaissance and world domination of the Eighties, to his approach to a whole new millennium.
THE IMAGE Michael Armstrong 14 min 1967 At 20 years old, Bowie was still two years away from Space Oddity when he acted in this silent mime-themed art short film, screened in London sex cinemas with an X rating.
JAZZIN’ FOR BLUE JEAN Julien Temple 20 min 1984 With an original storyline by Bowie, this extended music video for his 1984 album Tonight (featuring two tracks from this release), won a Grammy, and led to Bowie working with director Temple on Absolute Beginners the following year.
LET'S DANCE: BOWIE DOWN UNDER Rubika Shah 11 min 2015 The fascinating story behind one of the most celebrated music videos ever made, Bowie's 1983 single Let’s Dance, shot in the Australian outback.
REALITY Steve Lippman 29 min 2003 UK premiere of a conceptual film commissioned for Bowie's 2003 album Reality, an abstract and darkly comic portrait of Bowie in which questions and answers chase themselves, and meaning is absurd. N.B. Steve has kindly requested the film hire fee be given to the GoFundMe campaign for Therese DePrez as the recipient, who was the production designer on the Reality film and tour for Bowie, who is now battling cancer and its effects.
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The Image really was shown in a "Sex Cinema" off of Picadilly in the early 70's ... it was a double bill with The Virgin soldiers ... spent the whole film looking for him and of course totally missed that two second shot, what a swizz!
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