MAPPLETHORPE

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 explores 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 it’s 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 erotisim in a way that had never been examined nor displayed before to the public. The film explores the intersection of his art and his sexuality and his struggle for mainstream recognition. The biopic 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.

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Directed by Ondi Timoner

Screenplay by Ondi Timoner and Mikko Alanne

Starring Matt Smith, Marienne Rendon, John Benjamin Hickey, Mark Moses

A Samuel Goldwyn Films Release 

CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR

MAPPLETHORPE 

WINNER – AUDIENCE AWARDS

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

LONG BEACH Q FILM FESTIVAL

OSLO/FUSION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

OUT ON FILM ATLANTA

SIDEWALK FILM FESTIVAL

 

WINNER – BEST FEATURE FILM

HOLLYWOOD WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL

QUEEN PALM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

 

WINNER – BEST LGBTQ FILM

KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

OFFICIAL SELECTION

OUTFEST

FRAMELINE40 INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

PROVINCETOWN FILM FESTIVAL

"JAW-DROPPING" - "PHENOMENAL"

"ARTISTRY TO MATCH ITS SUBJECT... 

Audiences will feel unable to tear themselves away."

Slate Magazine

"STYLISH" - "EVOCATIVE" - "ABSORBING"

The Los Angeles Times

"A Superb performance from Matt Smith."

The Hollywood Reporter

"...making Mapplethorpe come alive again, in every sense... The film is afraid of neither the life nor the work of the notorious photographer"

The Wrap 

"A MASTERPIECE... Not since Julian Schnabel’s Basquiat have we had a cinematic portrait of an artist that’s this revealing."

MetroWeekly

POWERFUL” – “MOVING” – “EYE-OPENING.”

You will love this film and will not be able to take your eyes off the screen.

Irish Film Critic

"STUNNING"

"PITCH-PERFECT"

Monsters & Critics

"ENTRANCING"

The Austin Chronicle