Moonage Daydream, Brett Morgen’s upcoming documentary on David Bowie’s incredible creative life, has received a fantastic new teaser from Neon. The movie had its global debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May and will open in cinemas worldwide on September 16th, including in IMAX, in a show that honours Bowie’s colossal personality. In the new teaser, the Starman himself narrates over footage that covers his colossal, record- and ceiling-shattering career as a singer, songwriter, and actor. Almost the majority of the material is from the mid-1970s and features Bowie dressed up as Ziggy Stardust, his probably most memorable stage character, including performances and interviews from his 1972 album The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars.
New and old fans alike are reminded of why they fell in love with Bowie in this video that shows him in a more vibrant light than ever before. That’s not the end of the clip, though. Morgen, on the other hand, has added fresh material from throughout Bowie’s illustrious career, going above and beyond what previous films have done in the past. Among the other highlights of the teaser are clips from Bowie’s legendary Isolar Tour, the Serious Moonlight Tour in support of Let’s Dance, and even the less well-known Glass Spider Tour, a vast and costly stage extravaganza for the 1987 album Never Let Me Down.
As the first officially sanctioned David Bowie documentary, Moonage Daydream features a wide range of music from the artist’s huge repertoire and previously unseen material that both lifetime fans and newbies alike are likely to enjoy. There’s no way a single film could ever capture the breadth of Brett Morgen’s career, which encompassed television, cinema, and music. Documentaries by Morgen include Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, a film on the Nirvana vocalist. Jane & The Kid Stays in the Picture were also under his direction. In addition to its theatrical distribution, the film will also be shown in select IMAX cinemas across the world. On September 16, Moonage Daydream will open in cinemas.