Legendary cinematic collaboration between David Bowie and D.A. Pennebaker to open New York on July 10.
New York, NY May 29, 2002 - Cowboy Pictures today announced the theatrical re-release of ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS, featuring David Bowie. The release boasts the most visually and aurally stunning prints of the film ever made, featuring Dolby 5.1 surround sound mixed by Tony Visconti, and extensive film restoration by Pennebaker. The film will open July 10th at the Film Forum in New York City, followed by a national rollout this summer and fall.
Legendary filmmaker and music documentarian D.A. Pennebaker (Don't Look Back, Monterey Pop, The War Room), captured David Bowie's final live performance as Ziggy Stardust at the Hammersmith Odeon in London in 1973, filming Bowie both performing and back stage .
"Being able to remix classic concert films in Dolby 5.1 surround sound is one of the very few recent technical innovations that can truly transform the cinematic experience for audiences," said Cowboy President John Vanco. "One could even argue that this new ZIGGY has been improved so much that it is now closer to the original live concert than to the original concert film."
Co-founded by John Vanco and Noah Cowan, Cowboy Pictures is a New York-based specialized film distributor that handles foreign films, documentaries and American independent features. Among many others, Cowboy released Aviva Kempner's all-American documentary The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, Jem Cohen and Pete Sillen's Benjamin Smoke and David Gordon Green's George Washington, Lucrecia Martel's La Cienaga and Catherine Breillat's Fat Girl. They currently have George Butler's The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition, Academy Award nominee Promises, Chris Smith's Home Movie and Shohei Imamura's Warm Water Under a Red Bridge in release.