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Bowie Blasts Off in Moonage Daydream Trailer

Brett Morgen's rockumentary epic hits IMAX theatres Sept. 16

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This is Major Tom to Ground Control, we have a trailer for the new David Bowie documentary! U.S. distributor Neon released the first full trailer for Moonage Daydream, the upcoming film about the late rock icon directed by Brett Morgen (Jane). Moonage Daydream is the first film to be fully supported by the David Bowie estate and enjoys extraordinary access to the artist’s music, archives, and words. The film features narration by Bowie by drawing upon his own words and recordings atop a colourful kaleidoscope collage, ranging from concerts, rare images, and footage from D.A. Pennebaker’s Ziggy Stardust imagined anew. Subscribe to read more about Moonage Daydream in an interview with Morgen in our upcoming issue.

Moonage Daydream premiered earlier this year to rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival. It opens theatrically in IMAX cinemas on September 16. Elevation Pictures is distributing the film in Canada.

“Through use of animation, soundbites, performance clips, and hundreds if not thousands of stock images and visuals, Morgen’s film plays like an explosion of light and colour. Rapid-fire editing creates a kind of movement,” wrote Jason Gorber while reviewing Moonage Daydream at Cannes. “Time has little meaning, as we bounce back and forth, occasionally voyaging past familiar landmarks but often merely spinning and spinning through Bowie’s various musical lives. We are caught within the musical vortex, but it’s not always chaos, with moments of calm introspection interspersed throughout.”

Synopsis

Moonage Daydream illuminates the life and genius of David Bowie, one of the most prolific and influential artists of our time. Told through sublime, kaleidoscopic, never-before-seen footage, performances and music, Brett Morgen’s (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Cobain: Montage of Heck, Jane) feature length experiential cinematic odyssey explores David Bowie’s creative, musical and spiritual journey. The film is guided by David Bowie’s own narration and is the first officially sanctioned film on the artist.

Moonage Daydream opens in IMAX theatres September 16.

Pat Mullen is the publisher of POV Magazine. He holds a Master’s in Film Studies from Carleton University where his research focused on adaptation and Canadian cinema. Pat has also contributed to outlets including The Canadian Encyclopedia, Paste, That Shelf, Sharp, Xtra, and Complex. He is the vice president of the Toronto Film Critics Association and an international voter for the Golden Globe Awards.

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