The documentary film of the ground-breaking exhibition “David Bowie is”, created by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London in 2013, is being re-released in cinemas worldwide and and will be screening at The Brewhouse Cinema this August. Filmed on the closing night of the exhibition, this cinema re-release offers another opportunity to explore this international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie.
Described by The Times as “stylish & outrageous” and The Guardian as “a triumph”, the David Bowie is exhibition was the fastest selling in the V&A’s history, featuring a remarkable collection of handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs, Bowie’s own instruments and album artwork from the David Bowie Archive.
The film takes the audience on a fascinating journey through the exhibition with special guests including legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, Pulp front-man Jarvis Cocker, and other collaborators, to explore the stories behind some of the key objects that document Bowie’s artistic career. The exhibition curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, provide expert insight into the most memorable music videos and original costumes, as well as more personal items such as never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, album cover artwork, set designs and diary entries, which reveal the creativity and evolution of Bowie’s ideas.
Photographer: Brian Duffy @ The David Bowie Archive and (under license from Chris Duffy) Duffy Archive Limited