SVA/BBC Design Film Festival

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David Bowie in Cracked Actor

Anglophiles and doc junkies, grab your popcorn and settle in for a full day of rare BBC. Many of thedesign-themed flicks will be making their U.S. debut, including The London Underground Map (1987), which tells the story behind those iconic colorful squiggles; Chelsea Hotel (1981), depicting members of the artistic community that resided there, such as Andy Warhol and William S. Burroughs; and Cracked Actor (1974), in which David Bowie delves into mime, Kabuki and how he created alter ego Ziggy Stardust. The latter two feature a follow-up Q&A with the BBC’s creative director, Alan Yentob. For tickets go to svabbc.eventbrite.com.

Event phone: 212-592-2980