Barcelona, Catalonia | FIRE!!, Barcelona International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival | CCCB

FIRE!!, the Barcelona International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, presents a festive and popular opening night at the CCCB coinciding with the 19th edition, dedicated to David Bowie. A night with glam music by DJ Nene, followed by the screening of the film Velvet Goldmine.

Velvet Goldmine (Todd Haynes, 1998), with Christian Bale, Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Toni Collette, follows the story of a British journalist, Arthur Stuart, who revisits his own past while writing an article about the mysterious disappearance of a former glam-rock star, Brian Slade. Slade's career had ended during backlash from a publicity stunt: he faked being murdered on-stage, after which he gradually disappeared from the public view entirely. Stuart locates and talks with people connected to Slade, trying to find out what happened to him, and recalls the glam-rock scene of the '70s in a series of vignettes, which recreate the stories of Slade, Slade's collaborator and one time lover Curt Wild, Slade's former wife, Mandy and others involved in their lives. / UK, 124'.

Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)
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08001 Barcelona
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