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This searing, brutally honest biopic explores the remarkable journey of the artist who died of AIDS complications at age 42.
Photographer, soul mate, leather man, coke addict, enfant terrible, genius — Robert Mapplethorpe lived many fascinating lives. This searing, brutally honest biopic explores the remarkable journey of the artist who died of AIDS complications at age 42.
In the title role, Matt Smith is virtually unrecognizable from his career-making roles in DOCTOR WHO and THE CROWN. His Mapplethorpe seamlessly evolves from a curious but closeted Catholic student to the reigning cause célèbre of the 1980s New York art world. In between, Smith embodies Mapplethorpe’s ferocious, swaggering ambition as a starving artist living in the legendary Chelsea Hotel with future punk icon Patti Smith. The movie lovingly recreates their impassioned relationship, as documented in her National Book Award-winning bestseller, JUST KIDS. Up-and-comer Marianne Rendón plays Patti with a vivid physicality.
A two-time Grand Jury Prize winner at Sundance, noted documentarian Ondi Timoner (DIG!) makes her bold feature debut with MAPPLETHORPE. For this film, she gained unprecedented access to many of Mapplehorpe’s most celebrated masterworks, including selections from his infamous X Portfolio, the still-controversial BDSM images that set off a national debate during the culture wars of the 1980s. Timoner’s daring, unflinching gaze at this groundbreaking visual artist makes this biopic one of the fall’s must-see films.
TICKET PRICES: $11.00 General Admission $9.00 for WOW Members
Tickets purchased online will be held at will call of the venue of your first screening. Punch-cards and passes purchased online will have to be picked up starting September 29th at Self Serve Toys located at 3904B Central Ave SE (505-265-5815). You will NOT receive your pass or punch-card in the mail or at the venues. To pick up your online order, we ask that you bring along a picture ID to redeem your purchases. Simply showing up with a printout or a confirmation number isn't enough.