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David Bowie Film Five Years Set to Debut in May

February 13, 2013 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

NME reports that the feature length film about the life and career of David Bowie Five years will be broadcast on BBC Two.

The movie will be broadcast will may and will examine five significant years in the life of Bowe: 1971, 1975, 1977, 1980, and 1983. It will also look at his recent comeback. Bowie released a new track and accompanying video “Where Are We Now” last month on his 66th birthday. Bowie is also planning a new album release The Next Day which will be released in March.

David Bowie – Five Years will also feature unseen archive footage and interviews with collaborators and fellow musicians of Bowie.

Regarding the film, BBC Two Controller Janice Hadlow stated: “I’m thrilled to be bringing this film to BBC Two; David Bowie – Five Years promises to be a revealing look at the life and career of one of the modern era’s most influential and innovative performers.”

According to the film’s director Francis Whately: “This is a project that has been in development for more than a decade, in fact since Bowie and I worked together in 2001 on a film for the BBC Omnibus strand. This year, 2013, is shaping up to be the year of David Bowie, and now is the perfect moment for this feature-length film devoted to this extraordinary artist.”

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