Monday, July 27th, 6:30pm
Summer of Music: Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Presented by Maysles Cinema and Reel Harlem: The Historic Harlem Parks Film Festival
@ Morningside Park
(113th and Morningside Drive)
Lawn Chairs Permitted
Night of 1000 Bowies’ Dance Party and Look-A-Like Contest
with DJ Cosmo Baker
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Introduced in person by legendary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker.
D.A. Pennebaker, 1973, 90 min
David Bowie’s final electrifying performance as Ziggy Stardust in 1973 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon Theater. The feature length film captures the aura surrounding one of the most unusual stars of the contemporary music scene. Framed by a smattering of behind-the-scenes footage, the bulk of the film concerns the actual concert, notable as the final time that Bowie would perform under the Ziggy Stardust persona, an announcement that, at the time, led many fans to mistakenly believe Bowie was retiring altogether.
Featuring numerous songs like “Ziggy Stardust,” “Moonage Daydream,” “Changes,” and “Space Oddity” from the albums Ziggy Stardust, Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane and other Bowie albums, as well as a cover of the Velvet Underground’s “White Light/White Heat.” Though a shortened version of the film was broadcast on television in 1974, the film did not receive a full theatrical release until 1983.