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MCA Talk
Todd Haynes and Sandy Powell

Sun, Oct 5, 2014, 1–5 pm

Velvet Goldmine

Velvet Goldmine Poster
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Swank Motion Pictures

Oscar-winning costume designer Sandy Powell and Oscar-nominated director Todd Haynes discuss moviemaking, glam rock, and David Bowie. Haynes and Powell collaborated on the film Velvet Goldmine (1998) starring Christian Bale and Ewan McGregor in a tribute to the 1970s glam rock era, drawing on the histories and mythologies of David Bowie, Lou Reed, and Iggy Pop. 

Velvet Goldmine will be shown from 1–3 pm. Todd Haynes and Sandy Powell will begin their discussion at 3:15 pm.


The Richard and Mary L. Gray Lectures are made possible through a generous gift to the Chicago Contemporary Campaign.

Generous support for David Bowie Is public programs is provided by Sara Szold.