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What the F(ilm)? Screening: Cracked Actor (1974)

Apr 19, 2013, 7:30pm

Free and open to the public. 

Friday, April 19, 2013
7:30 pm

Free and open to the public.

Much of Jeremy Deller’s work examines the social meanings of popular music, especially British music of the 1980s and ’90s. Explore the intersection of cultural history and music in this series of selected films.

Cracked Actor
Dir. Alan Yentob
1974, United Kingdom / United States, 35mm on video, color, stereo, English, 53 mins.

The influential BBC documentary Cracked Actor (1974) follows David Bowie during his 1974 Diamond Dogs tour of America. Filmed at a prolific time in Bowie’s recording and acting career, the movie captures a drug-addled and fragile rock star in a mixture of sequences filmed in limousines, hotels, and concert venues.