Screening: Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures


From 17 July 2016


22:00–00:00 Roof opens at 21:30 for a 22:00 start


Garage Rooftop
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Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures is a documentary about the iconic photographer of the twentieth century and changes in art and society during his life.

Robert Mapplethorpe pushed the boundaries of modern photography and his exhibitions provoked violent protests in the streets. His photographs of flowers changed the way we view a familiar subject, and his homoerotic works resembled Renaissance paintings.

It is impossible to discuss Mapplethorpe without avoiding scandal: his many lovers, his controversial shots, and his bohemian life—with all its brilliant and unfortunate stereotypes—ranging from his wild youth with Patti Smith, living in the Chelsea Hotel to his death from AIDS.

Using archive footage and rare interviews with Robert Mapplethorpe, directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, have produced the first documentary about their hero since his death in 1989. This film tells the life story of Mapplethorpe, not shying away from any details, whether about his relationship with his family or perennial night raids in pursuit of adventure and new pictures.


Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

Dir. Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, 108 minutes, USA, Germany, 2016,


This screening is organized in collaboration with Documentary Film Center, Moscow.


Admission – 400 rubles
Admission for visitors with disabilities – 200 rubles.*
Admission for one carer accompanying a disabled visitor – 200 rubles.*

All films will be screened in their original language, with Russian subtitles. Admission is free, but advance registration is required.


50% discount for GARAGE cardholders
Priority booking for GARAGE cardholders by phone +7 (499) 345-10-00 or email
Bookings must be paid for at least 30 minutes before the screening.

* with relevant documentation