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Velvet Goldmine (1998, U.K.)

Studio: Sony Pictures Releasing
Rating: MA
Running time: 123 minutes
Available Format: DVD

1984: It’s the 10th anniversary of Brian Slade’s disappearance and Journalist Arthur Stuart is sent out to expose the truth about the myth and through his investigation we are told the controversial and explicit story of Velvet Goldmine.1971-Glam Rock explodes on the world, challenging the sincerity and machismo of the flower generation with glitter and savage sounds – thrilling and shocking the world. At the centre is the flamboyant Brian Slade. Turning mods and rockers on their heads, he takes the UK by storm, inspiring countless teenage boys and girls to paint their nails and explore their sexuality. Slade finally devours himself. Unable to escape the persona he has created, he stages a fake assassination. When his fans find out, his star falls into oblivion and Brian disappears.

Todd Haynes directs Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting), Christian Bale (Batman Begins, American Psycho), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (TV’s Vikings, The Tudors), Toni Collette (Muriel’s Wedding, The Sixth Sense), Eddie Izzard (Ocean’s Thirteen), Emily Woof (The Full Monty), Janet McTeer (TV’s Ozark, Damages).