Brett Morgen is a brilliant documentarian as seen in Jane and Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck – the latter being one of the best movies ever made about a musician. His latest endeavour Moonage Daydream, a documentary about enigmatic artist David Bowie, is cut from the same cloth as Montage of Heck but, this time, it’s billed as more of a “cinematic experience”. And, it appears that most of the production’s focus has been applied to the audio/visual elements of its presentation.
Moonage Daydream is an overwhelming experiment that offers lots of stimulation. It’s a film not only tailor-made for those who adore the work of Bowie, but those who also enjoy taking “sensory-enhancing hallucinogens” and seeing art in “a new light”. While the movie lacks a direct narrative, I believe it fits the arbitrary and ambiguous nature of Bowie’s catalogue and stage persona. On the other hand, it could also frustrate those who came for a more traditional feed of information.
Moonage Daydream screens at TIFF on:
Wednesday, September 14 at 4:00 p.m. @ Scotiabank Theatre.
Runtime: 134 minutes
For more information on the festival, visit the official TIFF webpage here.
Buy tickets here.
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