Southampton to host special David Bowie tribute

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After passing away earlier this year, Harbour Lights Picturehouse Cinema Southampton have announced a special tribute will take place to honour the legendary singer, songwriter and actor.

Taking place on 10th January 2017, at 6:15pm, Harbour Lights will host the London Short Films Festival which aims to celebrate film-making throughout the years. As part of the Discover Tuesdays events, David Bowie: Sound and Vision will be aired on the anniversary of his death.

The four films date from 1967 all the way to 2015. First up is Bowie starring in the silent mime-themed short film The Image, before Jazzin’ For Blue Jean, an extended video to promote 1984 album Tonight. The final two offerings are the modern Reality, a conceptual film based around his 2003 album, and Let’s Dance, a film based around the 1983 single of the same name.

Festival artistic director and co-founder Philip Ilson commented on the event saying: ‘We were running a festival in Berlin last year when Bowie passed away. It was a fairly quick decision afterwards that we would honour him with this year’s event.’ Ilson continued, ‘We’re excited for people in Southampton to see these films as some of them wouldn’t otherwise get an outing on the big screen as they’re quite old.’ He finished by adding, ‘Hopefully people go out and celebrate the artist on the anniversary of his death.’

Tickets can be purchased through www.shortfilms.org.uk and cost £11 for adults and £6.50 for children. 50p of each ticket will be donated to Save the Children. Check out a sneak preview of the Reality below:

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