Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973)

Directed by: D.A. Pennebaker

Documentary

Total Runtime: 90 min

Country of Origin: UK

Awards:
Theatrical Premiere, 1979 Edinburgh Film Festival.

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“Pennebaker's Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars captures Bowie at perhaps his purest, punkiest rock 'n' roll peak.”

Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star

Following the screening of Ziggy Stardust, stick around for David Bowie's greatest hits, performed by the Steven Bates Band.

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (sometimes just called “Bowie 1973”) is a 1973 documentary and concert film by D. A. Pennebaker. The film follows David Bowie and his backing group The Spiders from Mars through their performance at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on 3 July 1973. On that day, Bowie made the sudden surprise announcement that he was abandoning his Ziggy Stardust persona, and the show would be “the last show we’ll ever do.” Considered by many to be the greatest music documentary of all time, D.A. Pennebaker’s film is a fitting tribute to the man and the legend, whose life and death affected millions of adoring fans.

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