EYES OF TAMMY FAYE, THE (2021)
THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE is an intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker, played by Oscar® nominee Jessica Chastain (THE TREE OF LIFE, ZERO DARK THIRTY). In the 1970s and '80s, Tammy Faye (Chastain) and her husband, Jim Bakker (Oscar® nominee Andrew Garfield, HACKSAW RIDGE, THE SOCIAL NETWORK, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) rose from humble beginnings to create the world's largest religious broadcasting network and theme park, and were revered for their message of love, acceptance and prosperity. Bakker was legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, it wasn't long before financial improprieties, scheming rivals and scandal toppled their carefully constructed empire. Official Selection, 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. DIR Michael Showalter; SCR Abe Sylvia, from the documentary by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato; PROD Kelly Carmichael, Jessica Chastain, Gigi Pritzker, Rachel Shane. U.S., color, 126 min. RATED PG-13
AFI Member passes accepted.