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Sunday, August 26 • 5:45pm - 7:20pm
SHOUT Closing Night: Mapplethorpe

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Directed By Ondi Timoner
Run Time 95 Minutes
SHOUT: Closing Night

“I wanna be a modern Michelangelo!” Matt Smith (best known for DOCTOR WHO) plays Robert Mapplethorpe, whose pursuit of light and dark – which curves and bulges out of his iconic, erotic photography – is the drama of this stylish biopic: a variety of film styles and photographs trace the young man’s journey into art, from his fateful encounters with Patti Smith and the Chelsea Hotel, to stardom and death by AIDS. One might say that with Mapplethorpe, America reached sexual maturity.

- Sophie Gertrude Strohmeier

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Lyric Theatre

Showings at the Lyric are proudly sponsored by This is Alabama.The Lyric was once the finest performing arts theatre in the city and through its restoration, it promises to be again. Listed on the National Register as part of the Birmingham Downtown Retail & Theatre Historic District... Read More →

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Here TV

Here TV is the exclusive platform for LGBT filmmakers, artists and performers to showcase award-winning films and series in their original, uncensored form.
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Sunday August 26, 2018 5:45pm - 7:20pm CDT
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203