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FILM | "David Bowie is"


David Robert Jones traveled a long, bizarre road from his days as young bari sax player and mime, to a folk singer, internationally known space-age rock and film star, to the legend-married-to-an-iconic-model that he is today. The retrospective exhibition, "David Bowie is," created by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, explores his life through his edgy accoutrements, featuring a fascinating collection of photographs, stage costumes, and other rare possessions from the David Bowie Archive. A documentary film about the exhibition will be screened in 100 select movie theaters across the U.S. on Tuesday, September 23, to coincide with the exhibition's opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

The film features special guests, including legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, Pulp front-man Jarvis Cocker, and other collaborators, to explore the stories behind some of the key objects that document Bowie's artistic career. Exhibition curators Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh explore the creativity and evolution of Bowie's ideas through memorable music videos, original costumes, handwritten lyrics, album cover artwork, set designs, and diary entries.

The Rochester screening will take place at The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $14 for general admission, and $12 for members, seniors, and students with ID. For more information, call 258-0400, or visit