Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Self-portrait, 1980, © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
Self-portrait, 1980, © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
2007 Screening

ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE

NFB CInema
150 John St

TORONTO PREMIERE


ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE

DIRECTED BY PAUL TSCHINKEL
ART/NEW
YORK

USA, 2006, 79 MIN

INSIDE OUT FILM FESTIVAL CO-PRESENTATION


Self-styled bad boy of photography, Mapplethorpe
gained fame – and censorship – throughout the
80s with his images of New York's gay S&M
underground while earning critical acclaim with his
graceful portraits of women and flowers. Through
interviews of Mapplethorpe, his partner, his first
dealer, his disapproving father, his brother and
even his priest, the film paints a portrait of an
ambitious and talented artist who rose from a
middle-class upbringing to become one of the most
controversial figures in modern art.

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

80 Spadina Ave Suite 205
Toronto ON M5V 2J4
Gallery Hours
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The CONTACT Gallery
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