David Bowie documentary to debut at The Tivoli

Hope Austin

For one night only, David Bowie fans of Kansas City can experience him like never before. The documentary film “David Bowie is” is set to premiere at the Tivoli on Sept. 23. The film focuses on the 2013 David Bowie exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The Victoria and Albert Theatre and Performance curators were given access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international retrospective of Bowie’s career. The exhibition featured a collection of more than 300 of the English singer’s objects, including Ziggy Stardust bodysuits, handwritten lyrics and personal instruments.

According to the “David Bowie is” profile on the V&A website, the exhibition “explored the creative processes of Bowie as a musical innovator and cultural icon.” It outlined his ever-evolving style and continual reinvention throughout five decades.

The documentary delves into Bowie’s various artistic relationships over the years, including interviews with people who have collaborated with him over the years. Appearances are made by Jarvis Cocker and Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto.

“David Bowie is” was directed by BAFTA and Academy Award winning director Hamish Hamilton.

Tickets are $12.50. Showtime is 7:00 p.m.