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Mick Ronson Documentary Coming to Theaters & Home Video

Fans of David Bowie rejoice! Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story, a new documentary from producer/director Jon Brewer, is coming to the big screen for a limited run in various cities throughout the U.S. A DVD and Blu-ray will be available on October 27.

The film examines the life and work of guitarist Mick Ronson, best known As Bowie's sidekick in the Spiders From Mars, the band that backed the Ziggy Stardust singer in the early 70s. Ronson went on to collaborate with Bob Dylan, Ian Hunter, Lulu, Lou Reed, Morrissey and John Mellencamp. In 1993, while working on a solo album, Ronson passed away before receiving the recognition he so richly deserved.

With exclusive voice-over contributions from David Bowie, Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story features archival backstage footage, much of it never seen, along with photos from photographer Mick Rock.

"Both Mick Ronson and David Bowie together were the ultimate duo," Brewer says, "They performed and recorded like magicians and created masterpieces that will live on forever."

Following the Parade Deck Films theatrical release, Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story will be distributed in the U.S. by MVD Entertainment Group via Blu-ray + DVD, transactional video on demand, and download. Screening dates and locations are as follows:

September 1st:
  • Los Angeles, CA - Laemmle Music Hall
  • New York, NY - Cinepolis
  • Buffalo, NY - The Screening Room
  • Kansas City, MO - Screenland Arts & Crafts Film Festival
  • Albuquerque NM - The Guild Cinema
  • Portland, OR - Clinton Street Theater
September 4th and 5th:
  • San Francisco, CA - Roxy Theater ***Angie Bowie Q&A via Skype
September 6th:
  • Philadelphia, PA - Philamoca
September 8th:
  • Phoenix, AZ - Harkins Valley Art Theater
  • Columbus, OH - Gateway Film Center
  • Wayne, PA - Reel Cinema
For showtimes and tickets, contact the theater of your choice.