July 08 only
The Roxie & Fast Times present a very special screening of VELVET GOLDMINE with pre-show entertainment featuring Live Music by Andrew St. James. Plus, music videos by Shannon and The Clams, SPELLLING, Sonny & The Sunsets, James Wavey, Doncat, and Mae Powell.
The birth of Oscar Wilde; the staged death of a flamboyant rock star modeled closely after David Bowie; the delirious inebriation of London at the height of the glam era: Todd Haynes’s second discourse on celebrity culture (after Superstar) was as sprawling and multi-tracked as Haynes’s Safe had been clinically restrained. Much of Velvet Goldmine, the story of a journalist who tries to reconstruct the sordid life story of the failed glam rock star he’d idolized as a young man, was shot in London, and the move gave Haynes a chance to abandon the cloister-like suburbs of his earlier films for a much more colorful, Dionysian milieu. Working with a stellar cast (Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Eddie Izzard, Toni Collette, Ewan McGregor, Christian Bale) and a staggering roster of musicians, including members of Radiohead, Sonic Youth, Roxy Music, and The Stooges, Haynes crafted one of the most thrilling music movies of the ’90s.
A film by Todd Haynes. United States. 1998. 123 minutes.
Doors open at 6:30pm, music videos start at 6:40pm, live music starts at 7pm, the film will play at 7:30pm.
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