Many fans of David Bowie spent many hours over the last few weeks revisiting his many videos and his concert footage and the artist's rarer treats, like snippets of his turn as The Goblin King in "Labyrinth" and that beloved holiday duet with Bing Crosby.
And while the music-intense immersion absolutely helped people deal with the passing of the legend, the watching of those videos, in the majority of cases, was likely a solitary experience. That's a-okay, of course; we don't always need to come together with other buffs to pay tribute.
But if you are seeking a more communal moment, before the month of Mr. Bowie's birth and death passes, make for The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills on Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan. 31. The institution, which is rife with television history in its many prismatic forms, will pay tribute to the glam-to-rock-to-jazz-to-everything icon with a special series of screenings.
All the screenings, do note, are free.
What's on tap? It's worth mentioning that the program will change from Saturday to Sunday, so if you want to take it all in, best plan on being at the institution on both days.
The Saturday program? That's called "David Bowie: Sound + Vision: Packages 1-3, 1964-1982," and the screenings will include a 1973 documentary detailing "Ziggy mania," a soulful appearance on Cher's show, and some "electro-experimentation" via Germany's "Musik Laden Extra."
On Sunday look for a 1984 film called "Jazzin' for Blue Jean" and some work from the 1990s. The screenings will span from 1984 into the early aughts.
Saturday kicks off at 11:15 a.m.; plan on staying through 5:15, should you want to see all. Sunday's start is just after noon, at 12:15.
Did you watch some of these clips online already? Revisiting Mr. Bowie's sonic, space-tastic catalog was a comforting pursuit for fans in recent days. Now see the breadth of his work, via selected moments, on the big screen among other devotees, for free.