An audiovisual space travel that not only sheds light on David Bowie's enigmatic, impressive inheritance, but also serves as a guide to learn that 'it is OK to be weird'.
WARNING: This film may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.
Language: English, subtitles: Dutch
This is not your standard music documentary. But then again, there is not much standard about David Bowie: not about his music, his performances nor the creation of different characters such as Ziggy Stardust, Major Tom, and the Thin White Duke.
Through concert footage that has never been shown before and his best songs, this film creates an outstanding image of one of the most iconic, influential and world famous rockstars of all times. The film explores Bowie's rise to global fame in the early 70's and the birth of his persona. From raucous live stage performances to televised interviews about his rainbow makeup, his fashion and sexuality, full of questions and answers and then questions again, pivots around one central question: what made David Bowie?
This film is recommended by the Studium Generale film committee because.... "It’s F-in David Bowie!!! This documentary film about Bowie actually blew my mind. I It was one hell of an art piece. I have never seen a documentary film so artistic like this one; the creative elements matched Bowie’s work perfectly. In addition, he also has a very beautiful view on life and the universe. If you are interested in spirituality, this is definitely a film for you as well! ”
“Brett Morgen has made his true masterpiece, the perfect film to celebrate a multifaceted life of aesthetic excess.” Movie Nation.
“Moonage Daydream is a gloriously innovative trip into the Thin White Duke’s mind.”
“It’s almost as extraordinary as the man himself.” TimeOut.
Visit the lecture: The Power of Psychedelics
David Bowie was no stranger to drugs, but he was not an LSD fan. He expressed: “I did [it] three times. It was very colorful, but I thought my own imagination was already richer”. If you would like to know more about possible effects of drugs, then visit our lunchtime lecture on Wednesday 15 February: The Power of Psychedelics.
This film will be shown at Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos. Buying a ticket online in advance is mandatory if you want to attend this film. You can buy a ticket via the black “order” button on this page.
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Please be on time
The screening of the film starts at 19:30 sharp (no commercials). We kindly ask you to be at the ticket counter when it opens 15 minutes prior to the start of the film. This is to ensure the film starts and ends on time.
The Studium Generale film program is created in collaboration with the student film committee and Natlab.