D A Pennebaker's ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS has won the Audience Choice vote for the final Concert Film Series screening of the season.
The screening will take place on Friday, August 12 at the historic Levitt Shell in Overton Park. Admission is free and open to the public. Newcastle Brown Ale, and other beverages and snacks will be available for purchase beginning at 8 pm. The film will begin at dusk, approximately 8:19 pm.
Presented by Indie Memphis and the Levitt Shell, the inaugural Concert Film Series is made possible through a First Tennessee Foundation Award for Innovation in the Arts. The series is sponsored by the Newcastle Brown Ale and the Memphis Flyer.
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.
Features numerous songs from Ziggy Stardust, Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane and other Bowie albums, including "Ziggy Stardust," "Moonage Daydream," "Changes," and "Space Oddity," 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.