Mapplethorpe

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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... read more
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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.

Original Release

03/01/2019

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Cast

Matt Smith Robert Mapplethorpe
Marianne Rendón Patti Smith
John Benjamin Hickey Sam Wagstaff
McKinley Belcher III Milton Moore
Mark Moses Harry Mapplethorpe
Hari Nef Tinkerbelle
Carolyn McCormick Joan Mapplethorpe
Brian Stokes Mitchell Father Stack
Kerry Butler Holly Solomon
Tina Benko Sandy Daley
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ondi Timoner

Writers

Ondi Timoner, Mikko Alanne, Bruce Goodrich

Cast

Matt Smith Robert Mapplethorpe
Marianne Rendón Patti Smith
John Benjamin Hickey Sam Wagstaff
McKinley Belcher III Milton Moore
Mark Moses Harry Mapplethorpe
Hari Nef Tinkerbelle
Carolyn McCormick Joan Mapplethorpe
Brian Stokes Mitchell Father Stack
Kerry Butler Holly Solomon
Tina Benko Sandy Daley
Rotimi Paul Ken Moody
Karlee Perez Lisa Lyon
Mickey O'Hagan Tina Summerlin
Brandon Sklenar Edward Mapplethorpe
Karan Oberoi Emilio Acquavella
Christina Rouner Janet Kardin / Janet Kardon
John Bolton Harold Jones
Kenya Brome Second Assistant
Thomas Philip O'Neill David Croland
Jason Lopez Tom Baril

Producers

Editors

John David Allen, Lee Percy, Ondi Timoner

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