Marc Bolan documentary AngelHeaded Hipster is available for Home Entertainment
15 November 2023, 13:30 | Updated: 15 November 2023, 14:29
A new doc about the T.Rex legend - featuring interviews with U2, Elton John, Ringo Starr, Joan Jett & more - is now available on DVD and Blu Ray Collector’s Edition.
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The life and works of Marc Bolan have been explored in a new documentary, which is now available to own at home.
AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex - which tells the story of the late glam rock legend, who met a tragic and untimely death in 1977 at just 29 years old - is now available on DVD and Blu Ray Collector’s Edition following a release in UK wide cinemas this Summer.
The documentary features interviews from the likes of U2, Billy Idol, Joan Jet and Elton John and includes archive footage from Bolan's short-lived life and career.
AngelHeaded Hipster, which was directed and written by Ethan Silverman, also gives fans a behind the scenes look at the making of the tribute album of the same name, which was released in 2020.
Watch the official trailer for AngelHeaded Hipster: The songs of Marc Bolan and T.Rex, below.
AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex - Official UK Trailer
A press release explains: "AngelHeaded Hipster is the first documentary to explore the creation and interpretation of the Music and Lyrics of Marc Bolan who died at the age of 29 in 1977, survived by his son Rolan who continues to keep Marc’s memory alive.
"Using archival performances, interviews with Bolan, and filmed interpretations by artists such as Nick Cave, John Cameron Mitchell, Joan Jett, Macy Gray, U2, Lucinda Williams, Father John Misty, & others, this documentary creates an exuberant and thoughtful celebration of a true original; Glam Rock pioneer, gender-bending free spirit and explorer of punk and soul music with his last partner musician Gloria Jones, who is interviewed extensively from Sierra Leone."
The film, which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2023, comes courtesy of Dogwoof and is a BMG Production, written and directed by Ethan Silverman with producer Bill Curbishley.
Director Ethan Silverman says - “Bill Curbishley and I want to move Marc Bolan from footnote to headline. While still a beloved figure in the UK and amongst some musicians and music fans, we feel he never received his due especially considering his enduring influence. Marc Bolan’s unique spin on Rock & Roll, use of rhythm, poetic wordplay, and gender fluid fearlessness deserve a fresh look. This film is neither a biopic nor a ‘making of’ documentary, rather it is a celebration of creativity looking backward and forward at the same time”.
AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex is now available on DVD and Blu Ray Collector’s Edition now.