Being Bowie: Act 1 world premiere, film plus Q&A with Will Brooker and David Quantick. Electric Palace Cinema Saturday 11th June 2016.


Unrated / 40mins, plus Q&A / Will Brooker with Rebecca Hughes / 2016 / UK

We kick off this year’s Summer Music Season at the Electric Palace cinema, Hastings, with a very special world exclusive premiere!

For the past year, Will Brooker, Professor of Film and Cultural Studies at Kingston University, has been spending months at a time ‘being’ David Bowie – experiencing Bowie’s life at key points through his 40-year career, from Ziggy Stardust to Let’s Dance and beyond.

The editor of Cinema Journal, and author of many books on popular culture and their audiences, including Batman Unmasked, and The Blade Runner Experience, has been adopting Bowie’s eating habits and consuming the songs, films and literature Bowie did during different eras. The unique experience has been committed to film.

Brooker’s project was shockingly interrupted earlier this year, when Bowie tragically died.

Here to introduce this first act of his film, Brooker will discuss his experiences living ‘as’ Bowie between June and December 2015.

Being Bowie: Act 1’ includes TV and radio interviews, Brooker’s own performance footage, photoshoots, Super-8 and video diaries. Our Summer Music Season curator, the Emmy-award winning comedy writer, and Hastings resident, David Quantick, will host the Q&A.