'Moonage Daydream' Teaser Lets You Relive David Bowie's Most Legendary Moments

Watch a teaser for Brett Morgen's 'Moonage Daydream' ahead of the film's release.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

David Bowie in 'Moonage Daydream'

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Who was David Bowie? Many works have attempted to answer this before, but now Brett Morgen offers a definitive look at the legendary artist with Moonage Daydream. See a sneak peek at the new film in a teaser trailer, below.

Moonage Daydream is being described as a "cinematic odyssey," but it combines documentary footage with music to cover Bowie's more-than 50-year career through never-before-seen footage (including performances) and 40 remastered songs. It is the first film sanctioned by Bowie's estate, which is what gave Morgen total access to the archives. 

The six-time Grammy Award winner died in 2016, which makes some of his words in this new film even more poignant. For example, as the teaser hears him narrate, "All people, no matter who they are, all wish they'd appreciated life more. It's what you do in life that's important, not how much time you have or what you wish you'd done."

Morgen writes, directs, and produces, with Tony Viconti serving as music producer. The film opens wide in September but premieres at the Cannes Film Festival in May. The title of the film is taken from Bowie's song of the same name, which was originally released as a single in 197 and then re-recorded for his 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

This is hardly the first time Morgen has created an authorized work of a visionary. In 2015 he released Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, which earned an 83 Metascore, and he followed that with 2017's Jane, about Jane Goodall, which earned an 87. Check back on the Moonage Daydream title page here on Metacritic to see the early Cannes reviews come in.