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HBO's 'David Bowie: The Last Five Years' Arrives January 2018
David Bowie fans are in for a bit of a late holiday gift. This upcoming Jan. 8, 2018, on what would have been Bowie's 71st birthday, the HBO documentary David Bowie: The Last Five Years will be released.
Documentary director Francis Whately was concerned at first how to fill the screen for more than an hour covering just the last five years of Bowie's incredible career, but countless fellow artists who worked with Bowie stepped forward with their stories, augmenting the film's remarkable archival clips.
The projects from these final years were his albums Blackstar, The Next Day and the musical "Lazarus," but the artist's creativity in the face of his cancer diagnosis stands out, embracing the positive and decisively making some of his best work. At the 59th GRAMMY Awards, Blackstar and the title track won Bowie four GRAMMYs.
"Always go a little further into the water than you feel you're capable of being in," Bowie concludes in the doc's trailer. "When you don't feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you're just about at the right place to do something exciting."
Millions inspired by Bowie's legacy will continue to turn to him as a touchstone to embrace taking their own special risks, both artistic and personal.