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New David Bowie documentary ‘Moonage Daydream’ set for release

The estate of David Bowie has announced details of a brand new documentary about the music icon entitled “Moonage Daydream.”  The project, directed by Brett Morgan, is billed as “a new feature film, concert documentary and experiential cinematic odyssey” that follows Bowie’s life and musical career.  Moonage Daydream will ‘explore how Bowie worked across several disciplines, not just music and film but also dance, painting, sculpture, video and audio collage, screenwriting, acting, and live theatre; the film will feature Bowie through his own voice and feature 48 musical tracks, mixed from their original stems.’

The film is the first sanctioned by Bowie’s estate.  The title of the documentary comes from the song off the singer’s 1972 album classic album, “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars,” which introduced the world to Bowie’s iconic, gender-bending, and groundbreaking stage persona Ziggy Stardust.

Moonage Daydream will premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival next month, ahead of its international release in cinemas and select IMAX theaters.  HBO has secured the North American rights to stream the film in 2023.

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