Regent Street Cinema Presents: Mapplethorpe – Look At The Pictures
Discover the controversial life and work of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe
Regent Street Cinema is Britain's oldest picturehouse. On 21 February 1896, it became the birthplace of cinema in the UK, when the Lumière brothers used their Cinematographé machine to show the earliest of moving images to a paying audience. Having reopened in May 2015, the staff have been dedicated to engaging with the cinema's groundbreaking legacy, showcasing everything from classic films, internationally acclaimed work and even the odd blockbuster. For this event, get ready to witness the first definitive, feature length portrait of the controversial American artist Robert Mapplethorpe since his death from AIDS in 1989. A unique portrait of an artist who turned photography into contemporary fine art with and ignited a culture war still raging to this day. Certificate: 18. Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes.
"The thing you learn from this in-depth doc is how much of a trail he blazed."