David Bowie Documentary ‘Moonage Daydream’ Sets Release Date & Artwork – Billboard

The brand new documentary billed as David Bowie’s definitive film now has a release date – in this “blue month” of September.

Lunar Reveriethe first film to be officially sanctioned by Bowie’s estate, will enjoy a worldwide release in theaters and IMAX on September 16, 2022.

Bowie’s official social accounts have updated fans with the release details, along with a first look at his poster.

Lunar Reverie movie… It’s a date,” reads one tweet. “It was a day in that blue month of September,” the post continues, taking a lyric from Bowie’s “Remembering Marie A.”

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Five years of preparation Lunar Reverie was written, directed, edited and produced by Brett Morgen, best known to music fans as the creator of the 2015 doc Kurt Cobain: Heck Editing.

Morgan was granted “unfiltered” access to Bowie’s personal archive, including all of the master recordings, according to a press release, for a “cinematic odyssey” exploring the Briton’s “creative and musical journey”.

Longtime Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti is the music producer.

A snapshot of this treasure, including never-before-seen footage, is captured in the official Lunar Reverie trailer, which dropped in May.

Guided by Bowie’s narration, Lunar Reverie is supposed to include 47 musical tracks mixed from their original stems and draws heavily from Thin White Duke’s 1970-1977 song catalog, in which BMG has a 25% stake.

The music company and its co-production partner Live Nation Productions, the doc’s executive and financial producers, have licensed U.S. distribution rights to Neon. Universal Entertainment International will handle international distribution.

According The Hollywood Reporterthe film is set to premiere on HBO and HBO Max in the spring of 2023 via HBO Documentary Films.

It’s all part of an ongoing Bowie75 commemoration honoring the legendary artist’s life, career and musical legacy. Bowie died of liver cancer in January 2016 and would have been 75 on January 8, 2022.