Filmmaker in Attendance

Matt Smith (The Crown, Doctor Who) plays Robert Mapplethorpe in this compelling biopic about arguably one of the most controversial photographers in American history. From the artist’s early days as best friend to Patti Smith to his relationship with curator Sam Wagstaff, MAPPLETHORPE looks at the time as he was embracing his sexuality in the gay scene of 1970s New York and as he was finding his voice and vision as an artist. Accomplished documentary filmmaker (DIG!, We Live in Public) Ondi Timoner rekindles the excitement and tragedy of Mapplethorpe’s career and life as he electrified the contemporary art world and immortalized a generation ravaged by AIDS.

2018, USA, 95 minutes, Directed by Ondi Timoner
Cast: Matt Smith, Marianne Rendón, John Benjamin Hickey