The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Director: Michael Showalter Run Time: 126 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2021

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Jessica Chastain, Vincent D'Onofrio

Country: Canada, United States
Language: English

About the film:

Straight from its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2021. 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, and 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 financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and scandal toppled their carefully constructed empire.

About the filmmaker:

Michael Showalter was born in Princeton, New Jersey. He first gained recognition as a cast member on the MTV sketch comedy series The State. In addition to his many acting credits, he wrote, directed, and starred in the 2005 film The Baxter, co-created the series Search Party and the Wet Hot American Summer franchise, and directed 2017’s critically acclaimed The Big Sick.

With an all-female production team that includes Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye traces the experience of a trailblazer and a survivor. Read more here.

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