Mapplethorpe

USA | NR | 95 min | English
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Showings

State Theatre - Screen 2 Wed, May 15 5:45 PM
Cinema Detroit - Theater 1 Sat, May 18 3:00 PM
Event Info
Film Section:US Narrative
Category:Biography
LGBTQ
Women Filmmakers
Thought-provoking
Content Advisory
ST
Ann Arbor
CD
Detroit
Content Warnings:Graphic nudity
Sexual Situations
Audience Award:Yes
Film Info
Release Year:2018
Run Time (in minutes):95
Premiere Status:Michigan Premiere
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Language:English
Previous Festivals:Tribeca 2018
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ondi Timoner
Notable Cast:Matt Smith
Producer:Eliza Dushku
Social
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/mapplethorpemovie/

Description

No photographer of the twentieth century was as renowned for his ability to capture such great beauty—and court such great controversy—as Robert Mapplethorpe. Though he died nearly thirty years ago, Mapplethorpe’s name remains synonymous today with boundary-pushing and bold artistic contrasts, owing to both his gorgeous black-and-white prints of voluptuous flowers and his stunning, provocative nude studies of the BDSM subculture. The first-ever biopic of the artist, MAPPLETHORPE stars a revelatory Matt Smith (Doctor Who, The Crown) in the title role. The award-winning British actor portrays Mapplethorpe from his early days in New York City, chronicling his relationships with musician Patti Smith (Marianne Rendón) and curator Sam Wagstaff (John Benjamin Hickey), to his death in 1989 from HIV/AIDS at age 42.