David Bowie is Documentary — In Theatres Tonight Only

A documentary about that incredible David Bowie is exhibition I saw in Toronto last Fall is playing tonight at theatres around the country.  In many places, tickets sold out long ago, but some theatres—including the one here in Washington, DC—have added second showings.

The theatrical presentation is billed as “for one night only”, but I assume that the film will soon be available through various other media, since this isn’t the 1950s.

Not co-incidentally, the David Bowie is exhibition itself opens today in Chicago.

David Bowie is was created by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the documentary was filmed on the closing night of the V&A exhibition.  The film was directed by Hamish Hamilton, who also directed the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The David Bowie is exhibition is easily the best museum installation I’ve seen in years.  After the London opening, it traveled to Toronto, Sao Paulo, and Berlin, and it’s slated to continue touring until at least Spring of 2016.  Here’s the most recent schedule:

  •     Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA from 23 September 2014 – 4 January 2015
  •     Philharmonie de Paris/ Cité de la Musique, Paris, France from 2 March to 31 May 2015
  •     Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Melbourne, Australia from 16 July to 1 November 2015
  •     Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands from 15 December 2015 to 15 March 2016
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