This documentary film of the groundbreaking “David Bowie is” art exhibition created by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A) offers a stunning look into the unique world of rock icon David Bowie.
“Awesome. The coolest. A god. That’s our answer to what David Bowie Is.” – Time Out Chicago
Described by The Times as “stylish & outrageous” and The Guardian as “a triumph”, the exhibition features a remarkable collection of photographs, stage costumes, and other rare possessions from the David Bowie Archive. The exhibition was the fastest-selling in the V&A’s history and is now on a global tour. The film takes the audience on an extraordinary journey through the “David Bowie is” exhibition with special guests including legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, Pulp front-man Jarvis Cocker, and other collaborators, to explore the stories behind some of the key objects that document Bowie’s artistic career. The exhibition curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, provide fascinating insight into the most memorable music videos and original costumes, as well as more personal items such as never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, album cover artwork, set designs and diary entries, which reveal the creativity and evolution of Bowie’s ideas. The documentary was filmed on the closing night of the V&A exhibition in London and directed by Hamish Hamilton., the BAFTA winning director of the Academy Awards and the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Directed by Hamish Hamilton, 2014, UK, 100 mins., Not Rated)