MAPPLETHORPE

Starring Matt Smith

Directed by Ondi Timoner

Opens on Friday 3/15 in Atlanta GA, Washington DC, Seattle WA, Portland OR, Charlotte NC, Phoenix AZ, Austin TX, Albuquerque NM, Knoxville TN, Sedona AZ, Irvine CA, York PA, Harrisburg PA

Opens on Friday 3/22 in San Diego CA, Denver CO, Pelham NY, San Jose CA, The Villages FL

Robert Mapplethorpe is arguably one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Mapplethorpe discovered himself both sexually and artistically in New York City throughout the 70’s and 80’s. The film depicts Mapplethorpe’s life from moments before he and Patti Smith moved into the famed Chelsea hotel, home to a world of bohemian chic. Here, he begins photographing its inhabitants and his new found circle of friends including artists and musicians, socialites, film stars, and members of the S&M underground. Mapplethorpe’s work displayed eroticism in a way that had never been examined nor displayed before to the public. Exploring the intersection of his art, his sexuality and his struggle for mainstream recognition, MAPPLETHORPE offers a nuanced portrait of an artist at the height of his craft and of the self-destructive impulses that threaten to undermine it all.

Directed by: Ondi Timoner

Written by: Ondi Timoner, Mikko Alanne

Cast: Matt Smith, Marianne Rendón, John Benjamin Hickey, Mark Moses, Carolyn McCormick, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kerry Butler

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

TRT: 102 min.

Producers: Eliza Dushku, Ondi Timoner, Nate Dushku, Richard J. Bosner

Executive Producer: Peter Palandjian, Sam Maydew

Composer: Marcelo Zavos

Director of Photography: Nancy Schreiber

Editors: Lee Percy, John Allen, Ondi Timoner

 

 

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