New Trailer: ‘Bolan’s Shoes’ Starring Timothy Spall

  • Posted On:July 10, 2023

There have been many films on music stars' lives with the biopic’s such as ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Rocketman’, but this take is very different and looks like it will serve well as a standalone feature.

Bolan’s Shoes takes us on a tumultuous journey from the height of T. Rex mania in 1970s Liverpool to the present-day poignancy of what would have been Marc Bolan’s 75th birthday. 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 to visit his shrine in London, but a chance encounter there catapults her back to the horror she had tried so hard to forget. Bolan’s Shoes is a joyful celebration of Seventies culture and brims with the energy of that vibrant era but, like Marc Bolan’s legacy, its retro glitter is dimmed by the tragic repercussions of that deadly road accident. 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.

Timothy Spall leads the cast, with Leanne Best, Mark Lewis Jones and Mathew Horne completing the ensemble.

Ian Puleston-Davies wrote and directed the film, which takes inspiration from T-Rex’s 1976 Manchester concert, with the rest of the plot being Davies’ invention.

‘Bolan’s Shoes’ will be released in UK cinemas on the 15th of September 2023. 

Click on the link below to watch the trailer: