Flaming Classics and Miami Dade College's Miami Film Festival present the 20th anniversary of VELVET GOLDMINE! Todd Haynes’ ode to glam, glitter, and deafening music is a queer classic. The film follows reporter Arthur Stuart who begrudgingly accepts an assignment about Brian Slade, a Bowie-esque rock star. Haynes explores the myth of Slade through CITIZEN KANE inspired flashbacks as Arthur searches for the man behind the legend.
Full of spectacle VELVET GOLDMINE is infused with passion and kinetic energy. The film explores identity, reinvention and the symbiotic relationship between fandom and stardom. VELVET GOLDMINE is a tale of obsession, desire, and self-destruction. Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ewan McGregor, Toni Collette, Eddie Izzard and Christian Bale.
Featuring an introduction from Lolo of Sweat Records and post-screening performance by Persephone Von Lips. Presented on 35mm.
Directed by Todd Haynes.
USA/UK. 124minutes. 35mm Film.