Moonage Daydream, a cinematic documentary portrait of David Bowie, from filmmaker Brett Morgen (HBO’s “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck”), debuts Saturday, April 29 (8:00-10:15 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO.
Guided by Bowie’s own narration and told through sublime, kaleidoscopic, never-before-seen footage, performances, and music, this feature length experiential cinematic odyssey explores his creative, musical, and spiritual journey.
In 2018, Morgen was granted unprecedented access to Bowie’s archives encompassing a lifetime of materials, including an extensive catalog of unseen footage and personal collection of his own art and poetry. He spent four years assembling the film and another 18 months designing the soundscape, animations, and color palette while working with Bowie’s long-time collaborator, friend, and music producer Tony Visconti as well as Academy Award(R)-winning sound mixer Paul Massey (“Bohemian Rhapsody”).
An official selection of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, Moonage Daydream won the WGA Award for Best Documentary Screenplay, CAS Award for Best Sound Mix- Documentary, and the MPSE Award for Best Music Editing. It received five Critics Choice Award nominations, winning the award for Best Editing, and was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Documentary.
Watch the official trailer for Moonage Daydream.