No Festival Required Presents Sunday Summer Music Series
No Festival Required Independent Cinema, in conjunction with Phoenix Center for the Arts, presents the 2016 Summer Music Series, a monthly screening selected for Valley audiences by Executive Director Steve Weiss.
ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (1973)
with short 30 minute concert film ALICE COOPER (1970)
…both by D.A. Pennebaker
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 2016
THIRD STREET THEATER, PHOENIX CENTER FOR THE ARTS
1202 N 3RD ST, PHOENIX, AZ 85004
doors 12:30 pm, show at 1pm
Admission-$7.50 advance, $11. at the door, $10.00 students with i.d.
Two great 1970s concert films by the filmmaker who single-handedly created the rock concert film format!
Capturing 16 numbers from the 1973 Aladdin Sane UK “farewell” tour, rock doc vet Pennebaker shoots straight with minimal behind-the-scenes action, and he only has eyes for Bowie (and guitarist Mick Ronson) in ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS(1 hour 31 minutes).
David Bowies final electrifying performance as Ziggy Stardust in 1973 at Londons 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 Undergrounds 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.
PLUS short concert film ALICE COOPER(1970) (30 minutes)
Alice Cooper and bands first performance, organized by his friend Frank Zappa, at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival in 1969.
We played the Toronto Peace Festival with John Lennon, Yoko Ono and The Doors. While we were on, somebody from the audience threw a chicken on stage. Im from Detroit, Im not a farm kid. I figured a chicken had wings, itll fly away. So I took the chicken and threw it and it didnt fly. It went into the audience. Blood everywhere. The next day, everybodys reading, Alice Cooper rips chickens head off, drinks blood. Zappa called me. He said, Whatever you did, keep doing it. To this day, wherever Im booked the ASPCA is usually there, too.
DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES BEFORE SHOWTIME, WITH BEER, WINE AND SOFT DRINKS FOR SALE!