Bolan’s Shoes


Timothy Spall joins us for this screening of this glamtastic new drama.

 T-Rex’s Marc Bolan was an inspiration to many in the 1970’s before his untimely death.  One of those people was teenager Penny (Leanne Best), for whom her hero’s music helped her during difficult times in a children’s home. Bolan’s Shoes moves between reliving that period and the modern day when Penny decides to go on a pilgrimage to Bolan’s shrine in London in honour of what would have been his 75th birthday.  A chance encounter with an old acquaintance brings back painful memories.

Featuring a remarkable performance from a long-haired Timothy Spall, this glittering celebration of 70’s culture is both nostalgic and disturbing in its exploration of childhood trauma and the life-affirming power of music.

We are pleased to welcome Timothy Spall and director Ian Puleston-Davies to the festival

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

– Evening Standard

 Sat 16th Sept – 8:10pm
  95 mins
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2023
Genre: Comedy Drama
Certificate 15

Director: Ian Puleston-Davies

Cast: Timothy Spall, Leanne Best, Mathew Horne, Ian Puleston-Davies, Mark Lewis Jones


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