HBO announces David Bowie ‘Moonage Daydream’ film premiere

Film debuts April 29th

HBO Documentary Films has announced Moonage Daydream, A Stunning Cinematic and Sonic Portrait of David Bowie will premiere on April 29th on HBO at 8 pm ET/PT and streaming on HBO Max. The film is from Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Brett Morgen that illuminates the life and genius of Bowie, one of the most prolific and influential artists of our time. Guided by Bowie’s own narration and told through sublime, kaleidoscopic, never-before-seen footage, performances, and music, this feature length experiential cinematic odyssey explores his creative, musical, and spiritual journey.

In 2018, Morgen was granted unprecedented access to Bowie’s archives encompassing a lifetime of materials, including an extensive catalog of unseen footage and personal collection of his own art and poetry. He spent four years assembling the film and another 18 months designing the soundscape, animations, and color palette while working with Bowie’s long-time collaborator, friend, and music producer Tony Visconti as well as Academy Award-winning sound mixer Paul Massey (Bohemian Rhapsody).

Moonage Daydream draws extensively on Bowie’s 1970 to 1977 song catalogue, including “Changes,” “Starman,” “Ziggy Stardust,” “The Jean Genie,” “All The Young Dudes,” “Life on Mars,” “Rebel Rebel,” “Fame,” “Young Americans,” and “Golden Years.”

An official selection of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, Moonage Daydream is one of the most critically acclaimed and celebrated documentaries of the year. The film won the WGA Award for Best Documentary Screenplay, CAS Award for Best Sound Mix- Documentary, and the MPSE Award for Best Music Editing. It received five Critics Choice Award nominations, winning the award for Best Editing, and was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Documentary.

The film was also named the biggest-grossing documentary of 2022 in any category. By mid-December, the film had grossed more than $12.2 million at the box office, just over eight times the box office gross of the No. 2 documentary, 2000 Mules.

HBO Documentary Films presents Moonage Daydream written, directed, produced, and edited by Brett Morgen; executive produced by Kathy Rivkin Daum, Hartwig Masuch, Justus Haerder, Michael Rapino, Heather Parry, Ryan Kroft, Billy Zysblat, Tom Cyrana, Eileen D’Arcy, Aisha Cohen, Debra Eisenstadt, and Bill Gerber; re-recording mixers Paul Massey and David Giammarco; music produced by Tony Visconti.

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