To commemorate one year since David Bowie’s passing, The London Short Film Festival’s Sound and Vision anniversary programme will travel to Picturehouse Bradford for a Discover Tuesdays special on 10 January.
The selection of short documentaries cover five decades of Bowie’s career, from his experimental beginnings in the Sixties to his plastic soul renaissance and world domination in the eighties, and his approach to a whole new millennium.
Michael Armstrong, 14 min, 1967
At 20 years old, Bowie was still two years away from Space Oddity when he acted in this silent mime-themed art short film, screened in London sex cinemas with an X rating.
JAZZIN’ FOR BLUE JEAN
Julien Temple, 20 min, 1984
With an original storyline by Bowie, this extended music video for his 1984 album Tonight (featuring two tracks from this release), won a Grammy, and led to Bowie working with director Temple on Absolute Beginners the following year.
LET’S DANCE: BOWIE DOWN UNDER
Rubika Shah, 11 min, 2015
The fascinating story behind one of the most celebrated music videos ever made, Bowie’s 1983 single Let’s Dance, shot in the Australian outback.
Steve Lippman, 29 min, 2003
UK premiere of a conceptual film commissioned for Bowie’s 2003 album Reality, an abstract and darkly comic portrait of Bowie in which questions and answers chase themselves, and meaning is absurd.
Tickets for the 6pm screening at Picturehouse Bradford are now on sale via picturehouses.com
50p from every ticket sold will be donated to Save The Children.