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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.


As part of the 56th New York Film Festival, and its debut presentation at the venue, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK (2018)—Barry Jenkins’ first film since Moonlight—will have its U.S. premiere at the Apollo Theater, in Harlem, the setting of the James Baldwin novel on which the film is based.

Tickets are on sale now, and two encore screenings at Lincoln Center will follow.



Tuesday, October 9, at 7:30 pm.

Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street, New York City.


Encore screenings:

Thursday, October 11 at 8:30pm.

Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway (at 65th Street), New York City.

Sunday, October 14, at 5pm.

Walter Reade Theater , 165 West 65th Street, New York City.

See: KiKi Layne

Above: KiKi Layne and Barry Jenkins at the Essence Festival in New Orleans on July 6, 2018. Photograph by Craig Barritt.

Below: Layne and Stephan James in If Beale Street Could Talk. Image credit: Annapurna Pictures.