‘David Bowie is’ Exhibition Gets Its Own Documentary

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 07.31.14 in News

As the Victoria and Albert Museum’s traveling David Bowie is exhibition gets set to touch down at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art on September 23, the rest of the country can look forward to nationwide screenings of a documentary on the acclaimed retrospective of Bowie’s deep personal archives. According to a press release, 100 theaters will present the film, which includes interviews with Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, and co-curators Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh.

“We are delighted that as this extraordinary exhibition travels the world,” the pair wrote, “people will get the chance to immerse themselves in a cinematic experience from the original London show. The film offers fascinating detail about key objects from the David Bowie Archive, commentary from special guest contributors and a fantastic soundtrack!”

“This documentary brings to life how David Bowie embraced creativity from a variety of fields,” added chief MCA curator Michael Darling, “including performance art, music, dance, theater, and the visual arts, and fostered collaborations with artists of all kinds throughout his life. We are fortunate to have this film’s debut coinciding with the MCA’s opening of this extraordinary exhibition.”

Check out the movie’s official trailer below, and click here to read about Bowie’s recent announcement about plans for new music…