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Image: Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars

Bowiefest

31 Aug 20122 Sep 2012

Legendary rock star David Bowie has been involved in films as long as he has been making music. We celebrate the best of his celluloid appearances with Bowiefest: 3 days of screenings, talks and Q+As. 

Renowned for consistently remaking his image and assuming alter-egos in his music, over the last 40 years Bowie has also played a fantastically wide range of characters in his films.

Bowiefest will also feature entertainment and DJs in the bar on Friday and Saturday nights.  Come dressed as your favourite era Bowie.

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Bowiefest is curated by Natasha Dack and Oli Harbottle.

Multibuy offer: book three or more tickets for selected screenings for £8 each.

  • Still: Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars Dir. D A Pennebaker, UK, 1973

    Bowiefest Opening Night

    31 Aug 2012

    Join us for the Opening Night of the UK’s first ever Bowie Film Festival, celebrating 40 years of David Bowie’s work in film, with a special screening of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars followed by late-night partying to the sounds of the legend’s expansive career.

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  • Still: Labyrinth, Dir. Jim Henson, 1986, UK/USA

    Bowiefest presents: Labyrinth

    31 Aug 20122 Sep 2012

    Perhaps Bowie's most famous role, Labyrinth is a fantasy film featuring a cast of puppets from director Jim Henson's Creature Shop, and revolving around the quest of teenage Sarah to rescue her infant brother Toby, kidnapped by Jareth, the Goblin King.

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  • Still: Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence,  Dir. Nagisa Ôshima, 1983, UK/Japan,

    Bowiefest presents: Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

    1 Sep 2012

    The film Bowie called his "most credible performance", Ôshima's 1983 Cannes Palme D'Or entry deals with the relationships among four men in a Japanese prisoner of war camp during the Second World War.

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  • Still: The Man Who Fell to Earth, Dir. Nicolas Roeg, 1976, UK

    Bowiefest presents: The Man Who Fell to Earth

    1 Sep 2012

    Nic Roeg's sci-fi classic is an adaptation of Walter Tevis' novel about an alien who comes to Earth seeking a solution to his home planet's woes, only to find himself lost in an unfamiliar, corrupt and sometimes hostile society.

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  • Bowiefest presents: Christiane F

    1 Sep 2012

    Now an established cult movie featuring Bowie performing in concert and a soundtrack from his ‘Berlin era' albums (Low, Heroes, Lodger), Christiane F follows the escapades of a 12-year old girl as she gets drawn deeper and deeper into the 1970s drug scene in West Berlin.

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  • Still: The Hunger, Dir. Tony Scott, 1983, UK

    Bowiefest presents: The Hunger

    1 Sep 20122 Sep 2012

    The Hunger is a neo-gothic horror telling the story of a love triangle between a doctor and a vampire couple.

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  • Still: Absolute Beginners, Dir. Julien Temple, 1986

    Bowiefest presents: Absolute Beginners

    2 Sep 2012

    Julien Temple's unconventional rock musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London divided audiences on its high-profile release, but has gone on to acquire cult status.

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  • Still: Cracked Actor, Dir. Alan Yentob, UK, 1974

    Bowiefest presents: Cracked Actor: Alan Yentob in conversation with Jeremy Deller

    2 Sep 2012

    To close the festival, Alan Yentob joins us in conversation with artist Jeremy Deller about the influential BBC Omnibus documentary, Cracked Actor, directed by Yentob, which follows an alienated Bowie during the Diamond Dogs tour of America in 1974. 

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