Nicolas Roeg’s surreal sci-fi classic The Man Who Fell To Earth will be getting a 40th anniversary screening across the UK this September
Many of us are still getting over the news that David Bowie left the planet earlier this year – but what better way to mark the man than with one of his best on-screen roles?
The Man Who Fell to Earth sees Bowie take on the role of Thomas Jerome Newton – an extraterrestrial who crash-landed on Earth in search of water for his home planet.
Bowie was very much in the ‘Thin White Duke’ stage (claiming to have lived solely on a diet of red peppers and cocaine at the time) and was a natural fit for the role of a well-dressed slim-line alien being.
Despite the unappealing diet, the sci-fi film is considered to be Bowie’s quintessential on-screen role and remains popular with fans and critics alike.
This 40th anniversary screening has been lovingly restored to 4K by film distributor Park Circus and is set for a number of screening dates across the UK from September 9 – complete with an all new cinematic poster.
There’s also two special screening events in London, one at the Curzon Soho which will is hosted by the film’s costume designer May Routh and another, at the Hackney Picturehouse, introduced by Danny Boyle – who’s a huge fan of Nicolas Roeg.
The Man Who Fell to Earth will be showing at the following UK cinemas:
9-15 Sep: Duke of York’s Picturehouse
10-13 Sep: Cameo Cinema
9-11 Sep: Glasgow Film Theatre
9-11 Sep: Curzon Bloomsbury
9-11 Sep: Curzon Goldsmiths
9-11 Sep: Curzon Soho
9-15 Sep: Crouch End Picturehouse
9-15 Sep: Hackney Picturehouse
9-15 Sep: ICA Cinema
9-15 Sep: Picturehouse Central
9-22 Sep: British Film Institute
18-21 Sep: Home Manchester
24 Sep: No. 6 Cinema
16-22 Sep: Showroom Cinema
More information can be found at parkcircus.com