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Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T.Rex (15)

Tuesday 3rd Oct 2023 — Thursday 5th Oct 2023, Corn Exchange Cinema


Celebrate the music of Glam Rock pioneer Marc Bolan

AngelHeaded Hipster is the first documentary to explore the creation and interpretation of the Music and Lyrics of Marc Bolan who died at the age of 29 in 1977.

Using archival performances, interviews with Bolan, and filmed interpretations by artists such as Nick Cave, John Cameron Mitchell, Joan Jett, Macy Gray, U2, Lucinda Williams, Father John Misty, & others, this documentary creates an exuberant and thoughtful celebration of a true original; Glam Rock pioneer, expressive free spirit and explorer of punk and soul music with his last partner musician Gloria Jones, who is interviewed extensively from Sierra Leone.

Illuminated with interviews by his great friend David Bowie, Ringo Starr, Elton John and many more, this film creates a new kind of music lookback intertwined with cinema verité footage captured directly from the studio with legendary Avant-Garde Record Producer Hal Willner who tragically died of COVID in 2020 after completing what would be his final album.

  • “An inspiring look back at the fantastical unicorn of '70s glam rock”
  • “Every bit as explosive, visceral and unique as Bolan himself”
    LA Weekly
  • “Truly outstanding”
    Vive Le Rock

Duration: 99 mins

USA, 2022

Director: Ethan Silverman

Starring: Richard Barone, Marc Bolan, David Bowie, Joan Jett, Elton John