Boasting rare archive footage and recent recordings by Bowie’s collaborators, this BBC documentary focuses on the most important years in Bowie’s career.
Francis Whately’s documentary is centered on five key episodes in what many consider to be the best years of David Bowie’s career—the period from 1971 to 1983. With previously unseen footage from French and German television and BBC archives, the film features interviews with Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Nile Rogers, and other influential musicians of the 1970s and 1980s who collaborated with Bowie on various projects.
The screening is part of the three-day retrospective of films with or about David Bowie shown prior to the launch of the Russian translation of On Bowie by British philosopher Simon Critchley at Garage Art Book Fair.
David Bowie: Five Years
Dir: Francis Whately, 2013, UK, 90 min