Moonage Daydream (4K)

Not a biopic, not a documentary, not a concert film, but a compelling audio-visual space journey into the universe of David Bowie, packed with never-before-seen (concert) footage.

Time & Tickets

David Bowie was not only a rock star, but a versatile artist. In this overwhelming audio-visual spectacle we get to see Bowie’s work and Bowie himself from all angles. Most of the material comes from his enormous private archive: a lot of (concert) footage with a voice-over by Bowie himself, interspersed with several fragments of interviews. Bowie turns out to be not only an energetic stage performer, but also a charming man with a philosophical streak. Often with a wink, though: ‘I was a Buddhist on Tuesday and I was into Nietzsche by Friday’.

MOONAGE DAYDREAM portrays, in semi-chronological order, all the characters Bowie took on over three decades, including probably the most famous one: the androgynous Ziggy Stardust with the orange hair, his breakthrough in the early 1970s. Always in search of innovation, like a chameleon he changed not only his appearance but also his musical style: from glam rock via electronic music to dance pop; from THE JEAN GENIE via HEROES to LET’S DANCE.

Bowie was a great inspiration to many, certainly to countless musicians and artists. And as Annie Lennox said at the posthumous 2016 BRIT Icon Award ceremony, ‘The legacy of his extraordinary sound and vision will be loved and revered for as long as the earth still spins.’ (bw)

Brett Morgen, Germany, USA, 2022, 140 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles.