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David Bowie Is: Documentary to return to Minneapolis on Nov. 19

Entrance to the David Bowie Is exhibit in Chicago. Photo by Evan Hanover for MPR.

The documentary David Bowie Is will be screened for a second time at the Lagoon Cinema next Wednesday, Nov. 19.

The film gives a tour of the Bowie-centric exhibition, covered here by Sarah Harper on assignment for the Current, which opened in September at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and will be on display there through Jan. 4. Created by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the exhibition features an archive of 300-plus photos, costumes and other things Bowie.

This is the second Minneapolis showing for the film, which also screened in September. Mary Lucia, who introduced the previous screening, said it is a “fabulous documentary.”

Bowie released The Next Day, his first studio album in a decade, last year, and has recently released two new singles as part of a career-spanning compilation. A video for his single “Sue (Or In a Season of Crime)” came out today.

“If the movie doesn’t make you want to go to see the exhibit,” Lucia says, “you’re insane. Everything is so well-documented. You feel like he’s an artist who could easily fill a second museum.”

Hailey Colwell is a journalism student at the University of Minnesota. She is a co-director of Theatre Corrobora.