Rare David Bowie concert film featuring Mick Ronson to be screened at Proctors
In cooperation with the David Bowie estate, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: The Motion Picture will be shown on the GIANT screen at the GE Theatre at Proctors, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19.
Presented by the It Came From Schenectady film team, known for its event-style screenings, Ziggy, which finds magnetic guitarist Mick Ronson at Bowie’s side, was filmed on the last date of the infamous Ziggy Stardust Tour, and represents the chameleonic performer’s final bow as his notorious glam rock alter ego.
“Of all the shows on the tour,” Bowie said that evening, July 3, 1973 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, “this particular show will remain with us the longest, because not only is it the last show of the tour, it’s the last show we’ll ever do.”
Ziggy was directed by legendary counterculture chronicler D.A. Pennebaker, the eye behind Monterey Pop; Don’t Look Back; Eat The Document; and classic music documentaries featuring Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon and Alice Cooper, among others.
In addition to a wealth of early Bowie material, the film captures a unique take on “All The Young Dudes” (which Bowie penned for Mott the Hoople) and covers of Lou Reed and The Rolling Stones.
Being an ICFS event, there will be casual couch seating and Bowie-related games, prizes and themed drinks.
Tickets for Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: The Motion Picture, $9 adults, $6 students, are available at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady; by phone at 518.346.6204; and online at proctors.org.