Win tickets to see ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ at the New Zealand International Film Festival

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Mon, 8 Nov 2021, 3:48PM

Win tickets to see ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ at the New Zealand International Film Festival

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 8 Nov 2021, 3:48PM

Newstalk ZB has 10 x double passes to see The Eyes of Tammy Faye at this year’s NZ International Film Festival. 

Register below for your chance to win. 

About the film, The Eyes of Tammy Faye 

Andrew Garfield and Jessica Chastain play Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, the self-styled Christian TV personalities who did more than anyone else to mould televangelism into a game-changing, culture-shaking, credit-card-maxing industry/cult/diversion. 

Chastain and Garfield give performances that are brashly entertaining but also canny and layered, as the characters get caught up in something far bigger than themselves. The Bakkers were hucksters of a grand order, and the film uses their spectacular greedhead soap opera to tell the larger American story of how Christianity got turned into showbiz. 

Why watch The Eyes of Tammy Faye instead of the original documentary, which is superb? Because this version, in heightening our connection to the characters, sheds new light on who they were and why they did what they did. It’s Tammy Faye who comes to occupy the spiritual centre of the movie, and Chastain, tapping a bombs-away flamboyance she has never-before approached, makes her a mesmerizing diva-victim who keeps evolving, whilst Garfield makes Jim a postmodern con artist who looks ahead to our own era. 

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