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29 NOV 2018
This screening is part of the program of the exhibition "Robert Mapplethorpe: Pictures".

Director: Ondi Timoner
USA, 2018, 94’
Fiction, Colour, DCP o.l. english
16 +

Robert Mapplethorpe’s portraits, images of calla lilies, and chronicles of New York City’s underground BDSM scene remain touchstones of 20th-century photography even now, nearly three decades after his death from complications of HIV/AIDS in 1989. Mapplethorpe revisits the titular photographer’s legacy, beginning at the moment just before he takes up residence in the Chelsea Hotel. There, Mapplethorpe begins to amass a portfolio of images - and, at the same time, to explore his formerly suppressed attraction to men. But Mapplethorpe’s relentless ambition - as he says in one early scene, "I can’t just be Mapplethorpe the photographer,” fancying himself a "modern Michelangelo” - threatens to tear apart the relationships he cherishes the most. 
From the early ’70s until his untimely death at age 42, the film explores the intersection of his art and his sexuality, his struggle for mainstream recognition, and, looming above it all, the specter of the emerging AIDS crisis. Featuring Matt Smith (Doctor Who, The Crown) and Marianne Rendón, 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.
— Cara Cusmano (Tribeca Film Festival)

The film screening is the result of a partnership between the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and Queer Porto — Festival International de Cinema Queer.
USA, 2018, 94’, Fiction, Colour, DCP
Realização / Director: Ondi Timoner
EUA / USA, 2018, 94’
Ficção / Fiction
Cor / Colour
v.o. inglesa, s/ legendas
M/ 16 anos / Over 16yo

Screenplay: Ondi Timoner, Mikko Alanne
Editing: Lee Percy, John Allen, Ondi Timoner 
Photography: Nancy Schreiber
Production: Eliza Dushku, Ondi Timoner, Nate Dushku, Richard J. Bosner
Cast: Matt Smith, Marianne Rendón, John Benjamin Hickey, Brandon Sklenar, McKinley Belcher III, Mark Moses 

Ondi Timoner has won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance twice: in 2004 for the documentary, Dig!; and in 2009 for the documentary, We Live in Public. Her previous film Brand: A Second Coming opened SXSW in 2015, and her short films Amanda Fucking Palmer on the Rocks and Library of Dust were Tribeca selections in 2012 and 2014.

2018 - Mapplethorpe (Feature Film)
2015 - The Last Mile (Short Documentary)
2015 - Brand: A Second Coming (Documentary)
2014 - Russell Brands the Bird (Short Documentary)
2014 - Amanda Fucking Palmer on the Rocks (Short Documentary)
2014 - Obey the Artist (Short Documentary) 
2011 - Library of Dust (Short Documentary) 
2010 - Cool It (Documentary)
2009 - We Live in Public (Documentary)
2007 - Join Us (Documentary)
2004 - Recycle (Short Documentary)
2004 - Dig! (Documentary)
  • LocationSerralves Auditorium
  • Schedule21h30 - 23h00
  • Days29 NOV 2018

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