David Bowie is Film Series: Velvet Goldmine

David Bowie is Film Series: Velvet Goldmine at Brooklyn Museum

David Bowie is Film Series: Velvet Goldmine

Brooklyn Museum | Park Slope

The critically-acclaimed exhibition David Bowie is makes its final stop at the Brooklyn Museum on March 2 through July 15 with an amazing selection of public programs to celebrate the late artist's creative process and cultural impact.

The exhibition explores the broad range of Bowie's collaborations with artists and designers in the fields of fashion, sound, graphics, theater, art, and film. Several immersive audio-visual spaces present dramatic projections of some of Bowie's most ambitious music videos including DJ (1979) and The Hearts Filthy Lesson (1995), as well as recently uncovered footage of Bowie performing Jean Genie on Top of the Pops in 1973 and D.A. Pennebaker's film Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: The Motion Picture (1973). A separate screening room shows excerptsand props from Bowie's feature films such as The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), Labyrinth (1986) and Basquiat (1996).

The special events list includes screenings of BasquiatLabyrinth, and The Hunger.


David Bowie is Film Series: Velvet Goldmine

A tribute to 1970s glam rock, Velvet Goldmine is a fictional drama that draws inspiration from the style and personas of David Bowie and his peers.

The story follows a British journalist, Arthur Stuart, who has to search his own past when writing an article about the mysterious disappearance of a former glam-rock star, Brian Slade, for an American periodical. The film turns Slade's paranoia of being murdered during a concert (a paranoia that Bowie incorporated into the Ziggy Stardust story in the climax of the Ziggy Stardust album) into a career-ending publicity stunt by Slade, after which he gradually disappears from the public view entirely. As Stuart locates and talks with people connected to Slade, trying to find out what happened, he revisits the glam-rock scene of the 70s in a series of vignettes, which recreate the stories of Slade, Wild, and others involved in their lives.

With an amazing cast that includes Bowie, Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale and Toni Collette, the film promises a wild, all-access guided tour back into a vibrant music scene. Acclaimed by critics, VELVET GOLDMINE also earned an Award of Merit at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Michael Stipe of R.E.M. served as executive producer.

VELVET GOLDMINE will be shown in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium at the Brooklyn Museum on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 7pm as a part of the month-long David Bowie is film series.


More Events for David Bowie is

Little Cinema Presents Basquiat
Thursday, March 8, 7-10 pm
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
An immersive screening of the biographical drama Basquiat (Julian Schnabel, 1996), featuring David Bowie as Andy Warhol, layered with live performances by artists, musicians, and dancers.

Bowie Soundbook

Thursday, March 29, 7 pm
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber pays tribute to David Bowie's songbook with an evening of experimental covers in their unique style of soul, jazz, and hip-hop.

Target First Saturday
Saturday, April 7, 5-11 pm

Contemporary Brooklyn artists pay tribute to the legacy of David Bowie in an evening of live music, film, performance, conversation, and art-making activities.

Dance Party: Night of 1,000 Bowies
Friday, May 18, 8-11 pm
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Bring your best David Bowie look at a dance party presented in partnership with iconic Brooklyn-based music and art venue House of Yes. The evening includes DJs and live performances that pay tribute to the many faces of Bowie, from Ziggy Stardust and Major Tom to the Goblin King. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

Film Series: June 7, The Hunger
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
A 35th anniversary screening of The Hunger (Tony Scott, 1983, 97 mins.), featuring David Bowie as a rapidly aging vampire alongside costars Susan Sarandon and Catherine Deneuve.

Film Series: June 14, Little Cinema Presents Labyrinth
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Little Cinema reimagines the cult-classic Labyrinth (Jim Henson, 1986, 101 mins.), featuring David Bowie as the Goblin King, in an immersive screening layered with live theatrical performances by artists, musicians, dancers, and circus performers.

Film Series: June 21, Velvet Goldmine
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
A tribute to 1970s glam rock, Velvet Goldmine (Todd Haynes, 1998, 118 mins.) is a fictional drama that draws inspiration from the style and personas of David Bowie and his peers.

Music Video Night: David Bowie
Thursday, June 28, 7 pm
Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, 1st Floor

Los Angeles media company Mass Appeal returns to the Brooklyn Museum to present an evening of classic Davie Bowie music videos. The evening closes with a conversation by legendary "Life of Mars" director Mick Rock.

Visit www.brooklynmuseum.org for more information and tickets.

The Brooklyn Museum's presentation marks the final venue of the exhibition's global, five-year tour, providing one last opportunity to view one-of-a-kind material from Bowie's personal archive. David Bowie is presents approximately 400 objects--- including original stage costumes, handwritten lyric sheets, album art, photographs, and videos--- within an immersive, multimedia installation of continuous audio and projected animation and video. David Bowie is a timed ticketed exhibition.

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