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Film Thursday 19 October, 2023 7:30pm

Bolan’s Shoes (15)


Bolan’s Shoes takes us on a tumultuous journey through the height of T. Rex mania in 1970s Liverpool. It captures the heady exhilaration of glam rock mania through the experiences of a group of over-excited kids from a local children’s home before a devastating road accident changes their lives forever.

Years later, and still clinging to the adoration of her childhood idol, survivor Penny takes best friend and fellow Marc Bolan fan, Steffan, to visit his shrine in London, but a chance encounter there catapults her back to the horror she had tried so hard to forget. Light-hearted comedy and supernatural chills abound in this inspirational story that explores the enduring legacy of childhood trauma and the life-affirming power of music.

Cast: Timothy Spall, Leanne Best, Mathew Horne, Mark Lewis Jones

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Bangs a gong for glam rock nostalgia but packs a devastating emotional punch

Nick Howells, Evening Standard

imothy Spall and Leanne Best pull out an acting masterclass in this gripping plot that all glam rock fans will relate to. A must-see

Ian Wooley, The Beat

Leanne Best and Timothy Spall were both fantastic to watch as they take the audience on a truly emotional journey

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