David Bowie's The Man Who Fell to Earth to screen at Crest Theatre

It’s been just over two months since David Bowie died from cancer and I’m still in mourning, with lots of his music still in heavy rotation through the headphones.

Now, there’s a chance to add some vision to that sound. The late musician’s first acting role was in the 1976 cult film The Man Who Fell to Earth. Interestingly, although the film includes plenty of music from the likes of Louis Armstrong, the Kingston Trio and Jim Reeves, Bowie did not contribute to its soundtrack.

The sci-fi drama, directed by Nicholas Roeg and based on the 1963 Walter Tevis book by the same name, starred Bowie as an alien who lands on Earth in search of water to export back to his drought-stricken home planet.

Kind of prescient, huh?

The film, which also starred Rip Torn, will screen at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 18 at the Crest Theatre (1013 K Street). Tickets are $8-$10. Visit www.crestsacramento.com for tickets and additional info.


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