Monday 03.06.19 – 9:45pm: Open-Air Cinema | Mapplethorpe
Mobile Kino Presents:
Mapplethorpe | An Ondi Timoner Film (OV)
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: Monday 03.06.19 @ 9:45pm
Venue: Birgit&Bier, Schleusenufer 3, Berlin, 10997
Tickets: €7 or €6 with Berliner Pass or Student I.D.
Tickets can also be purchased at the venue, subject to availability.