The Man Who Fell to Earth

Thomas Jerome Seabrook’s incredible David Bowie biography, Bowie in Berlin, begins its gripping look at one of the most productive and brilliant periods in the legendary artist’s life by recounting the filming of The Man Who Fell to Earth, Nicholas Roeg’s adaptation of Walter Tevis’s bleak science-fiction novel. At the time, Bowie was waif-thin, living exclusively on milk and cocaine, strung out from his years being an intergalactic rock star. Filming Man, the story of an alien searching for a cure for his dying race and falling into depression and addiction on Earth, was the final page in that chapter of Bowie’s life; he fled to Germany to record Low, Lodger and Heroes along with records with Iggy Pop as soon as he could. Houstonians can witness the performance by the man who was Ziggy Stardust in a brand-new uncut 35mm print. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7515 or visit www.mfah.org. $6 to $7.
Fri., Nov. 25, 7 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 26, 7 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 27, 5 p.m., 2011

 
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