DocFest Opening Night: Moonage Daydream

23 Jun 2022

Brett Morgen’s Moonage Daydream will open this year's Sheffield DocFest on 23 June 2022. 

Written, directed, edited and produced by Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Cobain: Montage of Heck, Jane) the film presents a genre-defying immersion into the art and sounds of David Bowie.

Sheffield DocFest’s Opening Night will be the ‘people’s premiere’ taking place at Sheffield City Hall - 50 years since David Bowie first played the historic Sheffield music venue in June 1972. It will be the first public screening of the film following its bow in the Midnight Screenings section of the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Universal Pictures Content Group will release the film internationally in September.

Considered one of the greatest artists of our time, David Bowie has been moving culture for over 50 years. Moonage Daydream is the first film to be supported by the David Bowie Estate, which granted Morgen unprecedented access to their collection.

Told through sublime, kaleidoscopic imagery, personal archived footage, unseen performances, and anchored by David Bowie’s own music and words, Moonage Daydream invites audiences to immerse themselves in the unique world that is “Bowie”.

Throughout his career, across generations, Bowie taught us that our differences were our strengths. With Moonage Daydream, Bowie provides us with a roadmap of how to survive the 21st century, inviting audiences to celebrate his legacy and enduring influence like never before.

The 29th edition of DocFest will bring the documentary community and audiences back to Sheffield, 23 – 28 June 2022. Passes for DocFest are available now: sheffdocfest.com/attend/tickets-passes. Single tickets for DocFest events are £5 and will be released when the full programme is announced.

Prices

Passes for DocFest are available now: sheffdocfest.com/attend/tickets-passes
Single tickets for DocFest events are £5 and will be released when the full programme is announced. 

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