In the rotunda, you’ll create art, drink wine, and connect with other museum visitors as you play, create, and interact. Afterwards, you’ll attend a related film screening in the museum’s auditorium. 21+.
Art: Use needle, thread and special David Bowie-inspired fabrics to create your own Prayer Flag for Bowie.
Film: The Man Who Fell to Earth
Director: Nicholas Roeg | 1976 | UK | 139 minutes
In the newly restored fortieth anniversary re-release of this 1976 cult classic, the late David Bowie portrays Thomas Jerome Newton, an extraterrestrial whose home planet is suffering from an extreme drought. His mission to find water brings him to Earth, where he finds love with hotel worker Mary-Lou (Candy Clark) and befriends Dr. Nathan Bryce (Rip Torn). With Buck Henry as Oliver V. Farnsworth, a patent attorney who assists Newton in his quest. All too often seen in washed-out copies, this remastered version of the uncut director’s version allows Roeg’s dazzling visuals to be seen as they were meant to be.
Art historian and University of Memphis professor Virginia Solomon will introduce the film and host a pre-screening discussion with Memphis artist, filmmaker and Bowieologist John Michael McCarthy. Super 8 footage from Bowie’s September 24, 1972 concert at Memphis’ Ellis Auditorium will also be screened before The Man Who Fell to Earth begins.
6 pm art-making, 7 pm film screening
$16 / $14 Brooks members & students with valid ID / Free with VIP Film Pass
Wine and art-making supplies included.