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Don’t miss the 2014 Glitter Ball, March 22nd at Rialto Theatre. 9pm doors, $5 cover. Featuring live music by The Hustler & more, vinyl DJ’d music by 5, 6, 7 Wax – all rock n roll from the 1960s & 70s. Hosted by Kitty Quasar and the Moons of Uranus. Dress up in your best 1970s glam & rock n roll get-ups!
“The film miraculously resurrects a seminal moment in rock history … Ziggy Stardust is a landmark cultural event.”– Nathan Rabin, Onion AV Club
“Captures David Bowie's meticulous identity quest with all the frenetic energy of a wildlife documentary on drugs.” – Gregory Weinkauf, New Times LA
“If you've ever wondered what all the fuss over David Bowie was about, or if you just need a refresher course in Glam Rock 101, check out Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars … and prepare to be awestruck.” – Tom Sinclair, Entertainment Weekly
The glam-tastic final concert by David Bowie’s “rock n roll alien” alter ego Ziggy Stardust is the glittery subject of this legendary rock doc from director DAPennebaker (Don’t Look Back, Monterey Pop). Captured live on July 3, 1973 at London's Hammersmith Odeon Theatre, and framed by a smattering of revealing behind-the-scenes footage, the bulk of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars concerns the actual concert, notable as the final time that the famously chameleon-like Bowie would perform under the Ziggy Stardust persona -- an announcement that, at the time, led many fans to mistakenly believe Bowie was retiring altogether. This final blowout performance, which sent alien tourist Ziggy and his band The Spiders from Mars back to their distant home planet, is an orgiastic rock and roll freakout featuring numerous songs from Ziggy Stardust, Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane and other classic Bowie albums. Amidst the unforgettable spectacle of over-the-top stage costumes, dirty guitar feedback and a crowd on the verge of riotous chaos, Ziggy/Bowie plows through a barrage of out-of-this-world tunes, including Ziggy Stadust, Moonage Daydream, Changes, and Space Oddity, as well as a powerful cover of the Velvet Underground's White Light/White Heat. A fittingly grandiose send-off for the King of Glam Rock’s most “out there” creation, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is both a highly entertaining rock n roll flick and a stunning epitaph for the waning era of Glam. (Dir. by DA Pennebaker, 1973, USA, 90 mins., Rated PG) Digital