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MAPPLETHORPE

  • Metro Cinema at Garneau Theatre 8712 109 Street Northwest Edmonton, AB, T6G 1E9 Canada (map)

Director: Ondi Timoner | 2018 | USA | 102’

Cast: Matt Smith, Mark Moses, John Benjamin Hickey, Marianne Rendon

Robert Mapplethorpe’s groundbreaking photography displayed eroticism in a way that had never been examined nor displayed before to the public. Acclaimed documentarian Ondi Timonder’s narrative feature film debut explores the intersection of his art and his sexuality, along with his never-ending struggle for mainstream recognition.

Embodying the very heart and soul of one of the most controversial artists of our time, Matt Smith (“Doctor Who”, “The Crown”) delivers an electrifying performance, in this nuanced portrait of an artist at the height of his craft, and of the self-destructive impulses that threaten to undermine it all.

FESTIVALS: 2018 Tribeca Film Festival - World Premiere