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Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

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Time 18:25
Date 07/03/17
Price £3

Witness the rise and fall of the most iconic fictional alien popstar of all time in D.A. Pennebaker’s early David Bowie documentary.

The film captures Bowie in full Ziggy Stardust mode as he and his band, The Spiders from Mars, perform at London’s Hammersmith Odeon in 1973. But before the concert, Bowie made a shocking announcement – that it was the last show they would ever do. Of course, this was Bowie’s way of saying that he was killing off the Ziggy Stardust character for another career reinvention. But Pennebaker’s film captures the palpable feeling that, to fans there, it felt like they were genuinely losing a star.

In addition to the concert movie, the evening will include a new film produced by MOJO magazine exclusively for these screenings. This film will feature MOJO’s Editor-In-Chief Phil Alexander in conversation with The Spiders From Mars drummer Woody Woodmansey, whose own acclaimed memoir, My Life With Bowie: Spider From Mars, has just been published by Sidgwick & Jackson. As well as re-living that night in 1973, Woody will provide further insight into what he describes as 'the adventure of a lifetime'.