David Bowie documentary

The David Bowie documentary film Moonage Daydream is now on general release.

The movie is directed by Brett Morgan (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Crossfire Hurricane, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck) and uses previously unreleased footage from Bowie’s personal archives. 

It’s the first film to be officially authorised by the singer’s estate, and takes its title from the 1971 Bowie song of the same name.

According to the press release, the documentary “illuminates the life and genius of David Bowie, one of the most prolific and influential artists of our time. Told through sublime, kaleidoscopic, never-before-seen footage, performances and music, Brett Morgen’s feature-length experiential cinematic odyssey explores David Bowie’s creative, musical and spiritual journey. The film is guided by David Bowie’s own narration and is the first officially sanctioned film on the artist.”

The film has already been attracting rave reviews. The Guardian called it “a mind-blowing labour of love”, while The Daily Telegraph wrote that it was “a kaleidoscopic odyssey through David Bowie’s brilliance.”