13 July, at 21:30 at Summer Pioner in Gorky Park, as part of the “Architectural Film” festival, presented by AD magazine. Free admission!
At the beginning of the 1980s, British journalist Arthur Stuart (Christian Bale) is writing an article about the mysterious disappearance of glam-rock star Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers), which happened ten years prior accompanied with much noise and commotion. While Stuart is interviewing people who knew Slade well, his youthful adoration of the very same rocker surfaces from the depths of his memory: an artist who triumphantly destroyed and rebuilt himself, broke all the boundaries, and even staged his own death.
“Velvet Goldmine” is Todd Haynes’ (“Carol”) masterpiece about British glam rock of the early 70s, in which that time period is present in all its crazy glory. The film’s title comes from the David Bowie 1971 song of the same name, and both Bowie and Iggy Pop served as the prototypes for the main characters. The film won the Best Artistic Contribution at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.
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