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SPECIAL EVENT: David Bowie: Sound & Vision
Tue 10 Jan 18:30 Picturehouse Central
One year on from David Bowie’s untimely death on 10th January 2016, LSFF screen three Bowie short films from across three decades, from his experimental beginnings of the Sixties to his golden era of the seventies to his world domination of the Eighties, and we invite the two directors, Michael Armstrong (THE IMAGE) and Alan Yentob (CRACKED ACTOR) alongside actress & singer Eve Ferret (who features in JAZZIN FOR BLUE JEAN and ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS) for an exclusive, one-off Q&A hosted by Film 4’s Catherine Bray to follow.
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.
CRACKED ACTOR Alan Yentob 53 min 1975
Originally made for BBC’s Omnibus, this documentary follows Bowie on his Diamond Dogs US tour, while he reflects on his Ziggy Stardust era and the trappings of its meteoric success.
JAZZIN’ FOR BLUE JEAN Julien Temple 20 min 1984With 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.