Thursday, August 29, 2019
This screening is now standby only! Pending availability, standby tickets will be given out first-come, first-served starting 20 minutes prior to the screening.
Introduction by Alex Ross Perry
In between the double feature, attendees are invited to a reception in the Furman Gallery sponsored by Radeberger. Must be 21+ to receive complimentary beer.
The birth of Oscar Wilde; the staged death of a flamboyant rock star modeled closely after David Bowie; the delirious inebriation of London at the height of the glam era: Todd Haynes’s second discourse on celebrity culture (after Superstar) was as sprawling and multi-tracked as Haynes’s Safe had been clinically restrained. Much of Velvet Goldmine, the story of a journalist who tries to reconstruct the sordid life story of the failed glam rock star he’d idolized as a young man, was shot in London, and the move gave Haynes a chance to abandon the cloister-like suburbs of his earlier films for a much more colorful, Dionysian milieu. Working with a stellar cast (Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Eddie Izzard, Toni Collette, Ewan McGregor, Christian Bale) and a staggering roster of musicians, including members of Radiohead, Sonic Youth, Roxy Music, and The Stooges, Haynes crafted one of the most thrilling music movies of the ’90s. An NYFF36 selection.
This screening is part of our free weekly double features this summer to celebrate Film at Lincoln Center’s 50th anniversary.
- Registration for a single ticket per person is subject to availability.
- If you register for more than one ticket, only one registration will be honored.
- If you register online, you must arrive at least 20 minutes prior to showtime to claim your seat, at which point tickets may be forfeited in the event of a standby line.
- Online registrants should skip the box office by presenting your Print-at-Home ticket (via print-out or on your mobile device) to the theater usher.
- Please note: walk-ups will still be accepted; tickets to be distributed on a space-available basis.
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