Bowie Tribute Night feat. Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (Off-site at Barnsdall Art Park)

Co-presented by Cinespia

Join us for Bowie and wine under the stars! With a Bowie Mixtape of rarities by Cinefamily staff programmers

Ticket price includes a wine tasting.

In the summer of 1973, alien rock oddity Ziggy Stardust touched down at London’s Hammersmith Odeon for what would be his final earthly appearance with the Spiders from Mars before retiring his sci-fi persona and moving on to the next phase of Bowie. With one day to prepare, three available camera ops, and only the strobes from stage and flash photography from the crowd to illuminate his subjects, direct cinema pioneer and seasoned performance documentarian D.A. Pennebaker swiftly set about capturing our favorite extraterrestrial with frenetic camera energy to match that of his lithe, glamorous subjects. Extreme close-ups on Bowie’s intricately painted visage and wildly excessive dress, zooms into his svelte, bare gams, and close tracking of Mick Ronson’s dynamic guitar solos are stitched together for a film rife with an innate understanding of what the ultimate Bowie fan wants–and needs–from a concert film experience.

Dir. D.A. Pennebaker, 1979, digital presentation, 90 min.