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Indie Studio Neon Previews Never Before Seen Footage Of David Bowie

By Chinelo Eze
27 April 2022   |   11:55 am
Earlier Tuesday, an experimental new David Bowie documentary featuring never-before-seen footage and the late music superstar's narration was previewed by indie studio Neon. "Moonage Daydream" will premiere at next month's glitzy Cannes film festival before hitting theatres in September. It is the first film to be approved by Bowie's estate, which gave director Brett Morgen…

David Bowie. PHOTO: cavalier.cz

Earlier Tuesday, an experimental new David Bowie documentary featuring never-before-seen footage and the late music superstar’s narration was previewed by indie studio Neon.

“Moonage Daydream” will premiere at next month’s glitzy Cannes film festival before hitting theatres in September. It is the first film to be approved by Bowie’s estate, which gave director Brett Morgen access to thousands of hours of archives.

“Bowie cannot be defined. He can be experienced,” said Morgen.

“We’ve crafted ‘Moonage Daydream’ to be a unique cinematic theatrical experience — to offer audiences that which they can’t get from a book or an article.”

Neither biopic nor a traditional documentary, the film blends Bowie’s songs, concert clips, extensive fan footage and a series of surreal, trippy and abstract images.

Neon also previewed “Crimes of the Future” by David Cronenberg, the director of “Crash” and “The Fly,” who pioneered the “body horror” genre.

The film starring Kristen Stewart, Viggo Mortenson and Lea Seydoux imagines a world in which humans are forced to speed up their evolution with grisly organ transplants and body modifications to survive their changing environment.

Cronenberg told AFP the film, which will also premiere at Cannes, was “a difficult film maybe, an extreme film, an unusual film.”