BIFF 2020
Prerelease

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures
Tyskland / USA/ 2016/ 1 t. 48 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
uten
CAST:
Robert Mapplethorpe, Debbie Harry, Fran Lebowitz, Paul Martineau, Brooke Shields
DIRECTOR:
Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Huy Truong, Mario Panagiotopoulos
PRODUCER:
Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Katharina Otto-Bernstein
TEMA:
LHBTQ
The pornographical is political

Thanks to his concerted effort to break down societal taboos concerning pornography and homosexuality, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe was an infamous and controversial figure in his native USA. Featuring unprecedented access to the artist’s work, MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES introduces its audience to an artist whose work was inextricably linked to his private life. Through interviews with Mapplethorpe’s friends and family the film paints a comprehensive and intimate portrait of the visionary and highly influential artist.

 

Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato

Fenton Bailey (UK, 1960) and Randy Barbato (USA) Joint filmography: THE STRANGE HISTORY OF DON’T ASK DON’T TELL (2011), BECOMING CHAZ (2011), INSIDE DEEP THROAT (2005), THE EYES OF TAMMY FEYE (2000), PARTY MONSTER: THE SHOCKUMENTARY (1998)

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