Mapplethorpe: Matt Smith with Eliza Dushku
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500 Price: $35
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“In Church I found God. But now Polaroid is taking me straight to the devil.”
Fresh off his winning performances on Doctor Who and The Crown, Matt Smith takes on the role of Robert Mapplethorpe in Ondi Timoner’s spellbinding new biopic, Mapplethorpe (in theaters March 1). Join Matt Smith and producer Eliza Dushku for a conversation and clips from the movie and get an insiders’ look at this remarkable portrait of the artist, when New York City in the ’70s and ’80s was the center of the Bohemian world. Exploring the intersection of his art, his sexuality and 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. The perfect Valentine’s Day accompaniment to the current Guggenheim exhibition, Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now (on view until January 2020).Buy tickets/get more info now