ARTIST: David Bowie, aged 69, died on Monday, January 11, 2016, after battling cancer for 18 months.
ARTIST: David Bowie, aged 69, died on Monday, January 11, 2016, after battling cancer for 18 months. BOB CHILD

Head to Byron to watch David Bowie’s film this weekend

DAVID Bowie's 1976 film, The Man Who Fell To Earth, will be screening in Byron Bay this weekend.

In the film, an alien (who adopts the name Thomas Jerome Newton) arrives on Earth and quickly sets about creating enough wealth to allow him to return to his own world.

His home world is portrayed as a vast arid land where water is at a premium.

With the help of patent lawyer Oliver Farnsworth - who later becomes the CEO of Newton's holding company, World Enterprises - he develops a number of original patents which make him very rich.

Along the way he meets a number of interesting characters, including Mary-Lou, who falls in love with him, and Nathan Brice, who works for him.

The question is whether Newton will ever get to return home.

In the music area, Blackstar, David Bowie's 25th and last album, catapulted to the top of the ARIA charts.

The ARIA charts this week hold no fewer than 17 of the singer's records.

David Bowie achieved the ARIA charts record for the most albums in the Top 100 by a single artist.

Michael Jackson held the record with 14 albums following his death in July 2009.

Blackstar was released on January 8, Bowie's 69th birthday.

He died two days later due to cancer.

In the US, Blackstar debuted this week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, giving the late music legend his first No. 1 album in that country.

Pighouse Flicks Cinemas in Byron Bay will be showing The Man Who Fell to Earth tomorrow at 5.45pm, Saturday at 8.30pm and Sunday at 5.45pm.



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