A true life story? What a life! And what a cast: Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Vincent d'Onofrio and Cherry Jones star in THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE, charting, with ingenuity and real esprit, the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. In the 1970s and 80s, Tammy Faye and her husband, Jim Bakker, rose from humble beginnings to create the world's largest religious broadcasting network and theme park. Were they ahead of or behind their times? A good question, but there was a difference: they were revered for their message of love, acceptance and prosperity. Tammy Faye 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 money, power, rivalries, and scandal were to shake their carefully constructed empire—and their “idyllic” marriage. Tammy Faye was herself “different,” with moral views that diverged from those of many mainstream Evangelists, particularly her acceptance of LGBT views, and reaching out to HIV/AIDS patients at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Seeing the world through her eyes (complete with eyelashes!) in Chastain’s unforgettable performance, makes this a truly luminous movie.
Opening Friday, September 24