BMG sponsored and produced a new feature-length documentary about Marc Bolan and T. Rex
Written and directed by Ethan Silverman, the film was made by Bill Curbishley and Ethan Silverman and is represented by Submarine Entertainment with Dan Braun as executive producer and international sales agent.
U2, Elton John, David Bowie, Ringo Starr, Nick Cave, Joan Jet and director Cameron Crowe are among the actors who will star in the film about Bolan, whom BMG calls “one of the greatest composers and rock musicians of all times “. .
Entitled Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex, the film will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in June.
Angelheaded Hipster is the latest addition to BMG’s growing music-related film and television series, and the third film to be released by BMG just last month, after Moonage Daydreamthe new film about David Bowie and DIO: Dreamers Never Die, which recently had its world premiere at the SXSW 2022 Film Festival.
Additional films include the Sundance Film Festival’s award-winning David Crosby Award: Remember My Name (Grammy nominee for Best Soundtrack 2020) and Joan Jet’s documentary Bad Reputation. Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records; and Echo In The Canyon, one of the top documentaries of 2019.
Recently, BMG partnered with Pulse and Quickfire Films and the multi-platinum, two-time BRIT Award-winning Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Lewis Capaldi for his feature-length documentary debut and announced a multi-faceted worldwide collaboration with Montreux. The Jazz Festival will launch the three-part documentary series, They All Came Down to Montreux, which celebrates the history of the music festival.
According to a BMG media statement, the new film examines where Bolan went musically and artistically before his life was cut short in a tragic car accident at the age of 29.
In the late ’60s and’ 70s, Bolan was the best-selling single artist since the Beatles. In 2020, Bolan was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
The film follows the release of the tribute and the music album Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T.Rex by BMG in September 2020.
With 26 “redesigned” songs from Bolan’s huge work released as T. Rex and Tyrannosaurus Rex from 1968 to 1977, in addition to archival material from the fans and the show, the film is described as “a living documentary” combining a back. – the scenes look at the creation of the new album as the artists explore Bolan’s legacy “as one of the most important and enigmatic rock stars of all time”.
“Marc Bolan stands as one of the most important musical figures of his time.”
Fred Casimir, BMG
In the film, the first fans, such as Billy Idol and Joe Elliott (Def Leppard) share memories with additional appearances such as Bolan’s partner, Gloria Jones and son Rolan Bolan, Lucinda Williams, Beth Orton, Maria McKee, Snarky Puppy, Macy Gray, Father John Misty, Devendra Banhart, Nena, and many others.
Producer Hal Willner worked on the Angelheaded Hipster album for several years, with sessions spanning continents from New York, Los Angeles and New Orleans to London, Paris and Berlin.
The album features Kesha, Joan Jett, Perry Farrell, Nick Cave, Devendra Banhart, Father John Misty and Peaches, among many others, with covers by Thomas Bartlett, Steven Bernstein, Eli Brueggemann, JG Thirlwell and Steve Weisberg.
Fred Casimir, BMG EVP Global Repertoire, said: “Marc Bolan is one of the most important musical figures of his time. Like David Bowie, he was one of the first artists to show the younger generation that it was okay to embrace being unique, expressing oneself and breaking down barriers.
“Now, more than ever, his music and style continue to speak to the next generation.
“BMG is proud to bring the visual documentary of Ethan Silverman and Bill Curbishley to this groundbreaking music album, along with Hal Willner’s All-Star Tribute Album, which has been lovingly updated on the big screen and introduces Marc to new audience “.
“Marc Bolan’s unique twist on Rock & Roll, his use of rhythm, his poetic puns and his fearlessness deserve a new look.”
Silverman said: “Bill and I want to move Mark Bolan from footnote to title.
“While he is still a favorite figure in the UK and among some musicians and music fans, we believe he never received his honors, especially given his continued influence.
“Marc Bolan’s unique rotation in Rock & Roll, his use of rhythm, his poetic puns and his fearlessness deserve a new look. “This film is neither a biographical film nor a documentary, but it is a celebration of creativity that looks back and forth at the same time.”Music Business Worldwide
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