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The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Directed by Michael Showalter
2021
USA
126 minutes
M
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The astonishing rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker featuring a barnstorming performance from Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty). TIFF 2021.
Tammy grew up in a strict Christian home with a domineering mother (Cherry Jones, The Handmaid’s Tale). At bible college she fell for the charming, devout Jim Bakker (Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge). The couple discovered the praiseworthy potential of television to spread God’s word, creating the world’s largest religious TV network in the ’70s and ’80s. Broadcasting love and prosperity, Tammy’s image became inseparable from her absurdly long eyelashes, idiosyncratic singing and eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. ‘The Ken and Barbie of TV evangelism’ became obscenely rich, before financial improprieties and scandal toppled their empire. An enthralling portrait of Tammy and Jim from director Michael Showalter (The Big Sick).
Jessica Chastain delivers an Oscar-worthy performance in the title role, and Andrew Garfield is nothing less than sensational as her soft-spoken, indifferent, and cloyingly ambitious preacher husband Jim.
Rex Reed, Observer

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Wed 3 Nov
6pm
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne 4
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Sun 14 Nov
6pm
Event Cinemas George St 4
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Program Strand
Features
Year
2021
Classification
M
Country
USA
Language
In English
Director
Michael Showalter
Producer
Jessica Chastain, Kelly Carmichael, Rachel Shane, Gigi Pritzker
Cast
Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones
Screenwriter
Abe Sylvia
Cinematographer
Michael Gioulakis
Editor
Mary Jo Markey, Andrew Weisblum
Genre
Biography, Focus on Women
Australian Distributor
Australian Distributor: The Walt Disney Company
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