Baal (Clarke, 1982): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 6.20pm
This screening of a 1982 BBC production starring David Bowie in the title role is part of the Alan Clarke season at BFI Southbank. You can find the full details of all the films by the director being screened at the BFI here and this TV play also screens on 26th April.
BFI introduction to tonight's film:
Clarke was obsessed by Brecht, and here committed to video a version of
the great man’s earliest play – the story of a chaos-creating, unkempt
poet who crashes into Bavarian high society. The late and lamented David
Bowie is suitably debauched as the eponymous anti-hero, and lends his
vocals to several Brecht ballads.