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David Bowie wouldn’t give Todd Haynes permission to use any of his Ziggy Stardust-era songs, planning to keep them for a stage-screen project of his own—which never came to pass. So Haynes turned to Bryan Ferry, and the soundtrack for Haynes fabulous glitter rock epic VELVET GOLDMINE was born. (Songs by Roxy Music were covered by Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood.)

The film—starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Ewan McGregor (as stand-ins for Bowie and Iggy Pop), Toni Collette, Christian Bale, and Eddy Izzard—screens this week at Lincoln Center, as part of a free double-bill with Alex Ross Perry’s HER SMELL.


Thursday, August 29, at 6 pm.

Walter Reade Theater

165 West 65th Street, New York City.

Todd Haynes, Velvet Goldmine (1998), from top: Ewan McGregor (left) and Jonathan Rhys Meyers; Christian Bale (left), photograph by Peter Mountain / Zenith / Killer Films / Kobal / Shutterstock; Rhys Meyers; Haynes (left), Rhys Meyers, and Toni Collette at Cannes; McGregor; Rhys Meyers. Images courtesy and © the filmmaker, the performers, and the photographers.


A sensation at last year’s New York and American Film Institute festivals, HER SMELL returns to Los Angeles as part of the inaugural Red Bull Music Center Channel film fest.

Starring the always-remarkable Elisabeth Moss as Becky Something—a rocker in drastic free fall—HER SMELL is not, according to the writer-director Alex Ross Perry, based on Courtney Love.

Perry will participate in a post-screening conversation, joined by the film’s composer Keegan DeWitt.


Friday, February 15, doors at 7 pm.

Ukrainian Culture Center

4315 Melrose Avenue, East Hollywood, Los Angeles.

From top: Original poster; Elizabeth Moss in Her Smell; Moss with Dan Stevens. Images courtesy Gunpowder & Sky.


“Love, jealousy, deficiency… no destination, and no hope for a clean getaway.”— Sam (Lily Rabe), on family life, in GOLDEN EXITS

The “golden exits” in Alex Ross Perry’s remarkable new film are the hoped-for high notes of departure members of a middle-class, middle-aged Brooklyn circle never quite manage to make. It would be nice to walk off into a golden hour sunset, but this group—the archivist Nick (Adam Horovitz), his wife Alyssa (Chloë Sevigny), his assistant Naomi (Emily Browning), among others—is stuck in perpetual, fascinating orbit around the townhouses, bars, pizzerias, and document-filled basements of Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens.

Mary-Louise Parker—as Alyssa’s sister Gwen—plays her usual monster of quiet aggressions, and nobody does it better.


GOLDEN EXITS, through Thursday, February 22.

MONICA FILM CENTER, 1332 Second Street, Santa Monica.


See Nick Pinkerton’s Film Comment interview with Alex Ross Perry:


Mary-Louise Parker and Chloë Sevigny in Golden Exits (2017). Image credit: Vertical Entertainment/Stage 6 Films.

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