Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars



Sag Harbor Cinema Theater 2 Sun, Jan 16 7:00 PM
Special 35mm screening followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Chris Hegedus, Frazer Pennebaker, Nick Doob
Film Info
Part of the Series:Hegedus/Pennebaker Retrospective
Runtime:100 mins
Release Year:1973
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:D.A. Pennebaker


David Bowie’s final electrifying performance as Ziggy Stardust in 1973 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon Theater. The feature length film captures the aura surrounding one of the most unusual stars of the contemporary music scene. Framed by a smattering of behind-the-scenes footage, the bulk of the film concerns the actual concert, notable as the final time that Bowie would perform under the Ziggy Stardust persona, an announcement that, at the time, led many fans to mistakenly believe Bowie was retiring altogether. Featuring numerous songs like “Ziggy Stardust,” “Moonage Daydream,” “Changes,” and “Space Oddity” from the albums Ziggy Stardust, Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane and other Bowie albums, as well as a cover of the Velvet Underground’s “White Light/White Heat.” Though a shortened version of the film was broadcast on television in 1974, the film did not receive a full theatrical release until 1983.