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R| 2 hr. 3 min.

Plot Summary
Glam rock star Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys-Myers) plays a character on stage named Maxwell Demon who predicts his death on stage. Shortly after he announces his prediction, he fakes his own death and is exposed as a fraud. A decade later in 1984, a reporter and former fan, Arthur Stuart (Christian Bale), tracks down the former rocker to do an article on his life and downfall. Arthur interviews the man who discovered Slade and a peer (Ewan McGregor) to understand Slade's motivations.

Cast: Ewan McGregor , Jonathan Rhys-Myers , Toni Collette , Christian Bale , Eddie Izzard , Emily Woof , Michael Feast ,

Director: Todd Haynes

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Miramax Films

Velvet Goldmine (1998)

Release Date: November 6th, 1998|2 hr. 3 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The plot only slows a film that works best as a feast of sight and sound. show more

  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    One can admire it, but it's hard to get caught up in it. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The music and camera work are dazzling, and the story has solid sociological insights into a fascinating pop-culture period. show more

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