Summer Cinema Programme; Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures
The first definitive portrait of the controversial American artist Robert Mapplethorpe since his death from AIDS in 1989. The one thing more outrageous than Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs was his life. Intimate revelations from family, friends and lovers are topped only by Mapplethorpe's candor, revealed in a series of rediscovered, never before heard interviews, made public here for the first time. A unique portrait of an artist who turned photography into contemporary fine art with a bold vision that ignited a culture war still raging to this day. Should be seen by any art lover or gay history buff.
“Every bit as candid as his work.” Wendy Ide, Screen International