Documentary of the ground-breaking exhibition premieres at Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (September 10, 2016) – The documentary film of the ground-breaking, blockbuster exhibition “David Bowie Is” — created by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London — is being re-released in cinemas worldwide and will be screening at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona on Thursday, Sept. 22. The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present this special event. There will be two shows that day at 4 and 7 p.m.
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 Victoria and Albert’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.
“David Bowie’s far-reaching influence on cultural life is unparalleled, and the film offers illuminating detail about key objects from the David Bowie Archive with commentary from special guest contributors and a fantastic soundtrack,” said the exhibition curators.
The “David Bowie Is” exhibition is on a global tour that has already travelled to Toronto, São Paulo, Berlin, Chicago, Paris, Melbourne and Groningen in The Netherlands to universal acclaim. The documentary was directed by Hamish Hamilton, the BAFTA winning director of the Academy Awards and the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
“David Bowie Is” will show at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.