Friday, April 15, 2022

David Bowie documentary Moonage Daydream announced

David Bowie’s estate has announced the first details of a new documentary about the music icon entitled “Moonage Daydream.”

Directed by Brett Morgan, the project – which is nearing its completion – is billed as “a new feature film, concert documentary and experiential cinematic odyssey” that follows Bowie’s life and musical career.

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

“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.

Morgen was granted access to Bowie’s archives by his estate in 2017 and presented him with master recordings as well as never-before-seen 35mm and 16mm reels of unreleased performances, all of which will appear on screen for the first time.

“Moonage Daydream” will premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival next month ahead of its international release in cinemas and select IMAX theaters, with HBO Documentary Films securing North American rights for streaming and cable in spring 2023.

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