Central Cinema Central District
Jan 4–8, 2019
Recommended by Dave Segal
It’s looking like we’re never going to stop mourning and celebrating David Bowie’s life and art. And why should we? They brought/bring too much joy to quit now. These days, we need all the spacey, upliftingly melancholy folk, glammed-up, funked-up rock, Eno-assisted dirges, graying-around-the-temples drum & bass, etc., that we can stuff into our beleaguered earholes. (The paranoia-inducing “Panic in Detroit” will never cease being my anthem.) Central Cinema brings Jim Henson’s 1986 musical dark fantasy Labyrinth (starring Bowie as the Goblin King) back to the big screen for a run of showings that culminate on January 8 with a Bowie birthday extravaganza, which includes a sing-along screening of the film, a costume contest, “Bowie bags,” and other bundles of fun.