Mapplethorpe (film)

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Mapplethorpe poster.jpg
Directed byOndi Timoner
Screenplay byMikko Alanne
Ondi Timoner
Produced byEliza Dushku
Ondi Timoner
Nate Dushku
Richard J. Bosner
StarringMatt Smith
CinematographyNancy Schreiber
Edited byLee Percy
John David Allen
Music byMarcelo Zarvos
Distributed bySamuel Goldwyn Films
Release dates
  • April 22, 2018 (2018-04-22) (Tribeca)
  • March 1, 2019 (2019-03-01) (United States)
Running time
102 minutes
CountryUnited States

Mapplethorpe is a 2019 American biographical drama film written and directed by Ondi Timoner.[1] Shooting began on July 11, 2017 in New York and lasted only 19 days.[1] It premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.[2]


Details the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe through his career up until his death in 1989.



Mapplethorpe has received six Audience Awards at Tribeca Film Festival, Sidewalk Film Festival, All Genders Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival, Key West Film Festival, Long Beach Q Film Festival, Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival, Out on Film Atlanta Film Festival, and Best LGBTQ Film at Key West Int'l Film Festival, Best Director at Long Beach Int'l Film Festival, Best Feature Film and Best Director at the Queen Palm International Film Festival and Best Feature Film and Best Director at the Hollywood Women's Film Festival.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Winfrey, Graham (3 July 2017). "Patti Smith Not Involved With Robert Mapplethorpe Film as Role Is Cast - IndieWire". Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  2. ^ Raup, Jordan (March 7, 2018). "Tribeca 2018 Lineup Includes 'Disobedience,' 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post,' 'The Seagull,' and More". The Film Stage.
  3. ^ Gremore, Graham (2019-03-08). "Disabled actor Anthony Michael Lopez talks new film 'Mapplethorpe' and being an out gay leading man". Queerty. Retrieved 2020-01-04.

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