Official Trailer for Robert Mapplethorpe's Biographical Film “MAPPLETHORPE” starring Matt Smith
- Samuel Goldwyn Films has shared the official trailer for American biographical film “MAPPLETHORPE”.
The film was directed by Ondi Timoner, starring Matt Smith, Marianne Rendón, John Benjamin Hickey, Brandon Sklenar, McKinley Belcher III, and Mark Moses.
The film focuses on the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe through his career up until his death in 1989.
Matt Smith played as Robert Mapplethorpe, his close friend Patti Smith was played by Marianne Rendón.
Ondi Timoner shot to begin the film on 11 July 2017 in New York.
The film premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festiva and also played at the Provincetown, Warsaw, and Stockholm Film Festivals.
Samuel Goldwyn Films is scheduled to released the film in select theaters starting March 1st, 2019.
- Robert Mapplethorpe is known for his sensitive yet blunt treatment of controversial subject-matter in the large-scale, highly stylized black and white medium of photography.
His took first photographs between the late 1960s and early 1970s with a Polaroid camera. In the mid-1970s, he used a Hasselblad medium-format camera and began taking photographs of a wide circle of friends, acquaintances, artists, composers, and socialites, including Deborah Harry, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Richard Gere, Peter Gabriel, Grace Jones, Iggy Pop and David Hockney, among others.
By the 1980s his subject matter focused on statuesque male and female nudes, delicate flower still lifes.
But he had struggled by HIV/AIDS. He died on the morning of March 9, 1989 at the age of 42 due to complications from HIV/AIDS, in a Boston, Massachusetts hospital.
- source : Firstshowing