Country: UK, USA
Running Time: 124min
Film Year: 1998
Category: From the Vault
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of VELVET GOLDMINE with Miami Film Festival community partners, Flaming Classics. 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 a post-screening performance by Persephone Von Lips. Presented on 35mm.
Tickets for this special screening are available only through the Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami. Click HERE for more information.
Director: Todd Haynes