Bowiefest at the ICA London

Bowiefest at the ICA London

Bowiefest at the ICA London 1Bowiefest | 31 August 2012 – 2 September 2012 | ICA LondonMultibuy offer: book three or more tickets for selected screenings for £8 each

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Bowiefest at the ICA London 2We were so disappointed that the legendary rock star David Bowie was not present at the televisual spectaculars of the London 2012 Opening & Closing Ceremony. However, a new festival for diehard Bowie fans has come to save the day and focusses on Bowie’s close connection to film. The festival at the reopened ICA London celebrates the best of his celluloid appearances with Bowiefest: 3 days of screenings, talks and Q+As.

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Renowned for consistently remaking his image and assuming alter-egos in his music, over the last 40 years Bowie has also played a fantastically wide range of characters in his films. Bowiefest will also feature entertainment and DJs in the bar on Friday and Saturday nights.  Come dressed as your favourite era Bowie.

Our highlights are:

  • Exclusive screenings of The Man Who Fell to Earth, The Hunger, Labyrinth, Christiane F & loads more!

  • Late night Opening Night of Bowiefest with a special screening of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars

  • Cracked Actor: Alan Yentob in conversation with Jeremy Deller about making the Omnibus documentary featuring an alienated Bowie on the road for his Diamond Dogs Tour.

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More information about the festival is available here:

Bowiefest is curated by Natasha Dack and Oli Harbottle.

Here’s the full listings of the best of the BOWIEFEST!


Bowiefest Opening Night

31 August 2012

Join us for the Opening Night of the UK’s first ever Bowie Film Festival, celebrating 40 years of David Bowie’s work in film, with a special screening of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars followed by late-night partying to the sounds of the legend’s expansive career.

Bowiefest presents: Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

1 September 2012 Book Tickets

The film Bowie called his “most credible performance”, Ôshima’s 1983 Cannes Palme D’Or entry deals with the relationships among four men in a Japanese prisoner of war camp during the Second World War.

 Bowiefest presents: The Man Who Fell to Earth

1 September 2012 Book Tickets

Nic Roeg’s sci-fi classic is an adaptation of Walter Tevis’ novel about an alien who comes to Earth seeking a solution to his home planet’s woes, only to find himself lost in an unfamiliar, corrupt and sometimes hostile society.

Bowiefest presents: The Hunger

1 September 2012 Book Tickets

The Hunger is a neo-gothic horror telling the story of a love triangle between a doctor and a vampire couple.

Bowiefest presents: Christiane F

1 September 2012 Book Tickets

Now an established cult movie featuring Bowie performing in concert and a soundtrack from his ‘Berlin era’ albums (Low, Heroes, Lodger), Christiane F follows the escapades of a 12-year old girl as she gets drawn deeper and deeper into the 1970s drug scene in West Berlin.

Bowiefest presents: Cracked Actor: Alan Yentob in conversation with Jeremy Deller

2 September 2012 Book Tickets

To close the festival, Alan Yentob joins us in conversation with artist Jeremy Deller about the influential BBC Omnibus documentary, Cracked Actor, directed by Yentob, which follows an alienated Bowie during the Diamond Dogs tour of America in 1974.

Bowiefest presents: Labyrinth

2 September 2012 Book Tickets

Perhaps Bowie’s most famous role, Labyrinth is a fantasy film featuring a cast of puppets from director Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, and revolving around the quest of teenage Sarah to rescue her infant brother Toby, kidnapped by Jareth, the Goblin King.

Bowiefest presents: Absolute Beginners

2 September 2012 Book Tickets

Julien Temple’s unconventional rock musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes’ novel about life in late 1950s London divided audiences on its high-profile release, but has gone on to acquire cult status.