Matt Smith (“Doctor Who,” “The Crown” ) plays renegade queer artist and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Set in the gay leather communities and highbrow galleries of New York City in the 70s and 80s, Ondi Timoner’s biopic is an unflinching look at the life and career of the icon made famous for his striking black-and-white images of phalluses and flowers. This film takes a chronological look at the influences and practices that captured male homo-erotic desire so poignantly in the face of the devastating toll of the AIDS crisis.
FRI | July 13 | DGA 1 | 7:00 PM
Director: Ondi Timoner
USA | 102 minutes | 2018
Post Screening Reception:
DGA Atrium | 8:30 – 11:00 PM