In January 2016, the world lost an artistic genius in David Bowie. On January 5, on what would be his 71st birthday, HBO is airing a documentary devoted to his later in life creative streak, called David Bowie: The Last Five Years.
The BBC production was produced and directed by Francis Whately, and the film “is a revelatory follow-up to his acclaimed 2013 documentary ‘David Bowie: Five Years,’ which chronicled Bowie’s golden ’70s and early-’80s period,” according to a press release from HBO.
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The film focuses on Bowie’s three late in life projects—the albums The Next Day and Blackstar (released two days before his death in 2016, and which earned the musician five posthumous Grammy awards), as well as the musical “Lazarus,” which was inspired by the character he played in the 1976 film “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” and is interspersed with interviews with his collaborators, highlights from his long career, and wisdom from the man himself.
Check out the teaser trailer below:
Bowie fans can tune in on January 8 at 8 pm ET/PT on HBO, or stream on HBO On Demand, HBO NOW, HBO GO and affiliate portals.