David Bowie exhibition film to be re-released in cinemas

The documentary film will be in cinemas from 14 July

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The documentary film of David Bowie‘s V&A exhibition is going to be re-released in cinemas.

David Bowie Is was directed by the BAFTA winning Hamish Hamilton, documents the exhibition which was held at the V&A between 23 March and 11 August 2013.

It was filmed on the closing night of the exhibition, and offers viewers the opportunity to relive the widely acclaimed retrospective of the career of Bowie.


The exhibition, which has travelled to seven other locations including Berlin, Toronto and Melbourne, was the fastest selling in the V&A’s history. Its collection consists of handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, set designs and Bowie’s own instruments.

The film also features contributions from Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto and Jarvis Cocker.

Also featuring are curators Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, who provide expert insight into the exhibition.

They said in a statement: “We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of David Bowie. His far-reaching influence on cultural life is unparalleled and the film offers illuminating detail about key objects from the David Bowie Archive with commentary from special guest contributors and a fantastic soundtrack.”

The film will be shown at selected Vue Cinemas from 14 July 2016.

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