Mi • 24.04.19 • 21:45 – 23:45 • KINO
Mobile Kino Presents:
Mapplethorpe | An Ondi Timoner Film (OV)
Towards the end of last year, the Mobile Kino film programmers took a trip to Poland to scout out some films at the Warsaw Film Festival. One screening that stuck out was MAPPLETHORPE. We had previously screened a documentary on the iconic artist and were excited to see the new biopic on his life. Together with a few other titles at the festival, we were happy to book this title for our Berlin program. Please enjoy MAPPLETHORPE.
Mapplethorpe | An Ondi Timoner Film
Robert Mapplethorpe is one of the most iconic and controversial artists of the 20th century. Mapplethorpe discovered himself both sexually and artistically in New York City throughout the 70’s and 80’s. The film explores Mapplethorpe’s life from moments before he and Patti Smith moved into the famed Chelsea hotel, home to a world of bohemian chic. Here he begins photographing its inhabitants and his new found circle of friends including artists and musicians, socialites, film stars, and members of the S&M underground Mapplethorpe’s work displayed eroticism in a way that had never been examined nor displayed before to the public. The film explores the intersection of his art and his sexuality along with his struggle for mainstream recognition. MAPPLETHORPE offers a nuanced portrait of an artist at the height of his craft and of the self-destructive impulses that threaten to undermine it all.
Date: Wednesday 24.04.19 @ 9:45pm
Venue: Griessmühle, Sonnenallee 221, Neukölln (Behind S-Bahn Sonnenallee)
Tickets: €7 or €6 with Berliner Pass or Student I.D.
Please note that this event is non smoking.