Make a Scene Presents: Velvet Goldmine

Make a Scene Presents: Velvet Goldmine

Sunday 10 Nov 2019, 19:00

1971. Glam Rock explodes onto the world scene in a blaze of glitter and guitars. At its centre the flamboyant Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). Together with outrageous American rocker Curt Wild (Ewan McGregor) they challenge conformity and take on the world!

1974. Suddenly, at the height of his career, Slade decides to fake his own death on stage. The stunt backfires and he is never seen again.

1984. It's the 10th anniversary of Slade's disappearance and journalist Arthur Stuart (Christian Bale) is sent out to expose the truth behind the myth.

Controversial and explicit, Velvet Goldmine takes you on a journey into rock'n'roll excess. Back to the Stardust 70s. Back to the sights and sounds of the Glam era to a time when anything goes.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette, Eddie Izzard

Director: Todd Haynes


Make A Scene have made a name for themselves in Manchester as a big queer film party “for friends of Dorothy and their friends” bringing camp cinema, queer film and LGBT TV to the big screen. Make A Scene specialize in “way-too-interactive” immersive screenings of films that don’t normally get the live cinema treatment. Rather than Ghostbusters, Jurrasic Park and Star Wars they bring Death Becomes Her, John Waters and Ab Fab to life. As well as crazy film parties Make A Scene have hosted screenings of new LGBT documentaries and narrative features including 120 BPM and A Fantastic Woman and are a real queer film club bound together by online discussion, community, a weekly newsletter and upcoming podcast.

And now they’re coming to Cultureplex with the mission to get weirder and queerer! Join Make A Scene every month for a residency that swings from high art to bad taste, from the greatest queer films ever made to films so bad only gay men could love them.

Each screening will be hosted by Make A Scene’s own Gary Williams and each month will be different, sometimes you’ll be joined by a drag queen picking her fave film, sometimes you’ll be treated to a double feature or a TV series but every month you’re invited to grab a cocktail and enjoy a slightly too relaxed cinema experience with likeminded queerdos then head to the bar after for indepth discussion (and bitching).

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