"Pulls no punches" ★★★★ - Nigel M Smith, The Guardian
"Beautiful and clear-eyed documentary" ★★★★ - Owen Gleiberman, BBC
MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES is the latest film from Emmy Award winning directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (Inside Deep Throat, Party Monster, The Eyes of Tammy Faye) and follows the dramatic life of famed photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The film will have it's international premiere at the 66th Berlinale in the Panorama section and will be released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland in Spring of 2016.
The only 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 in a series of rediscovered interviews. This is the portrait of an artist who turned contemporary photography into a fine art, with a vision that createda culture war, still raging to this day.
Filmmakers: Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato
Runtime: 108 mins