Saturday 3rd August



Saturday 3rd August


Light House Cinema

Chronicling the volatile life and astounding art of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, master documentarian Ondi Timoner brings factual flare to her narrative feature debut Mapplethorpe, a portrait pulsing with passion, perversity and sexual defiance.


Matt Smith (The Crown) brings clarity and precision to Mapplethorpe’s life, from his early halcyon days in the Chelsea Hotel and his mythicized relationship with Patti Smith, to his meteoric rise as an artist, and (homo)sexual awakening and foray into BDSM.

Sadly Mappethorpe’s story ended like that of so many icons of his era, with his tragic demise during the AIDs epidemic; resprectfully addressed here with clarity and empathy. Shot on luscious 16mm and Super 8mm film, Mapplethorpe is rich and formally impressive, providing a stunning snapshot of the New York art world, as well as a stunning account of this mercurial, challenging and wildy fascinating cultural symbol. RG.

Purchase tickets here.

Country: USA / Year: 2018  / Run Time: 102 Minutes  / 

Director: Ondi Timoner

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