ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS
1973, Pennebaker Hegedus Films, 90 min, UK, Dir: D.A. Pennebaker

Director D.A. Pennebaker’s filmic record of David Bowie’s brain-frying final concert as his Ziggy Stardust incarnation in July 1973 is key evidence why Bowie was suddenly catapulted to slavish cult adoration. A bridge between cult fetish and massive popular appeal right before the record industry (and the Thin White Duke himself) homogenized the pop star’s image into something less threatening.


MONTEREY POP
1968, Pennebaker Films, 78 min, USA, Dir: D.A. Pennebaker

This salute to the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival revives the world-changing excitement created by the likes of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, The Who and others.


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