CITY Screen, York, is to play host to a second screening of four David Bowie short films on Sunday morning to commemorate the first anniversary of his death on January 10.
David Bowie: Sound & Vision, curated by the London Short Film Festival, was first shown at Picturehouse cinemas across Britain, including City Screen, as part of their Discover Tuesdays strand earlier this week.
The Image, made in 1967, caught Bowie at the age of 20, still two years away from Space Oddity, when he acted in Michael Armstrong's silent mime-themed art short film, screened in London sex cinemas with an X rating.
Julien Temple's 20-minute work Jazzin' For Blue Jean is an extended music video for Bowie's album Tonight, featuring two tracks from that 1984 release and an original storyline by Bowie. Not only did it win a Grammy but it also led to Bowie starring in Temple's 1986 film Absolute Beginners.
In the British premiere of Steve Lippman's Reality, a 29-minute conceptual film commissioned for Bowie’s 2003 album Reality, Lippman presents an abstract and darkly comic portrait of Bowie in which "questions and answers chase themselves and meaning is absurd".
The commemorative screening concludes with Rubika Shah's 11-minute short from 2015, Let's Dance: Bowie Down Under, which tells the story behind one of the most celebrated music videos ever made, Bowie’s 1983 single Let’s Dance, shot in the Australian outback.
Tickets for Sunday's 10.45am event are on sale on 0871 902 5726 or at picturehouses.com/cinema/York_Picturehouse