Watch an Exclusive Preview of Upcoming ‘David Bowie Is’ Documentary
Fashion-centric clip comes from new film about international art exhibit
On September 23, the international David Bowie Is exhibition — a retrospective celebrating the music icon’s career, legacy, and style — will make its way to Chicago. Launched in 2013 at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, the collection features more than 300 items from the David Bowie Archive, including original costumes, photos, handwritten lyrics, and album artwork, all of which will be on display in Chi-Town’s Museum of Contemporary Art through January 4. The same day that David Bowie Is opens in Chicago, 100 movie theaters across the U.S. will screen a documentary that offers a detailed tour of the exhibition.
Directed by BAFTA Award winner Hamish Hamilton, the movie was filmed during the closing night of the V&A installation and features appearances by Pulp leader Jarvis Cocker, fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, and more, as well as insight from David Bowie Is curators Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh. For a glimpse at the upcoming doc, watch an exclusive preview clip above that focuses on the Thin White Duke’s singular fashion sense.
To find a list of local theaters showing the film on September 23, head to the project’s website. And to pick up tickets to the David Bowie Is exhibit in Chicago, check out the Museum of Contemporary Art’s website.