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Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars: 50th Anniversary

Directed by: D.A. Pennebaker | 1979 | 1h 43m | Unrated

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SCREENING ON 7/26 @ 7pm
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O Cinema South Beach

1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach (786) 471-3269

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• Adults – $11.00
• Older Adults (62+ years old w/ valid ID) – $9.50
• Students & Teachers (w/ valid ID) – $9.50
• Children (12 years old & under) – $9.50
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One of the most iconic performances in the history of modern music, David Bowie’s retirement of his Ziggy Stardust alter ego in front of 5,000 fans at London’s Hammersmith Odeon was captured on film by award-winning director D.A. Pennebaker on July 3, 1973. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of this event, the original, uncut version of the film has been restored in 4K and with a 5.1 theatrical mix and will feature never-before-seen performances with legendary guitar player Jeff Beck. ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS: THE MOTION PICTURE 50TH ANNIVERSARY is the closest audiences will come to being there on that unforgettable night 50 years ago.

The documentary explores Bowie’s creation of Ziggy Stardust, an androgynous rock star from outer space, and the subsequent formation of his backing band, The Spiders from Mars. Packed with electrifying concert footage, the film showcases the band’s most potent and powerful performances, particularly their climactic concert at the Hammersmith Odeon in London in 1973, which Bowie famously declared would be “the last show we’ll ever do,” marking the end of Ziggy Stardust’s career.

Pennebaker not only captures the raw energy of the performances but also the off-stage moments and interactions that give us a glimpse into Bowie’s life at the time. We see the creative genius at work, wrestling with his alter ego, and the toll it takes on his personal life. Through a mix of concert footage, candid interviews, and backstage clips, the film also explores the cultural and social impact of Bowie’s gender-bending performances and otherworldly alter ego on the 1970s music scene and beyond. With its unforgettable music, unique cinematography, and insights into one of rock and roll’s most influential figures, “ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS: THE MOTION PICTURE is more than just a rock documentary. It’s a cultural time capsule that captures a pivotal moment in music history.”