Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex
World Premiere

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

Spotlight Documentary
Feature | United States | 95 MINUTES | English
Documentary, Music

A leader of the glam-rock movement and an early champion of punk, Marc Bolan was always ahead of the curve. This was both an advantage and a stumbling block for the mop-headed T. Rex bandleader, whose unique approach to pop songcraft is highlighted in Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex. Director Ethan Silverman was involved in both the creation of this documentary and the 2020 Marc Bolan tribute album of the same name. This gives him intimate access, both to those who knew Bolan best and to the musicians who were profoundly impacted by his work.

The list of Bolan acolytes just happens to include some of the biggest names in music, and U2,Billy Idol,Joan Jett, Ringo Starr, Nick Cave, and Elton John are all on hand to celebrate his work in interviews and performance footage. These combine with archival footage to trace Bolan’s life from his teenage years digging through Carnaby Street dustbins with David Bowie to his tragic death at the age of 29.--Frederic Boyer

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Ethan Silverman

Ethan Silverman is a writer, director and producer in film and theatre. His short films have premiered at The Sundance Film Festival. As a producer, he is currently collaborating on a Lucky Red (Italy) and Pathe UK co-production, and teaches at Parsons The New School for Design.

Ethan Silverman
Bill Curbishley
Ethan Silverman
Gus Ford
Michael Taylor, Alex Frasse
Executive Producer
Isaac Hoff
Marc Bolan, Gloria Jones, Rolan Bolan, Ringo Starr, Nick Cave, Hal Willner, Joan Jett, David Bowie

US Sales Contact
Dan Braun
New York, 10013 NY
International Sales Contact
Dan Braun
New York, 10013 NY
Print Source
Isaac Hoff
Brooklyn, 11222 11230
Phone: 9176961443
Press Contact
Sylvia Desrochers
MPRM Communications
Los Angeles, 90036 CA
Phone: 323 933 3399


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