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Jessica Chastain, Vincent D’Onofrio – The Eyes of Tammy Faye #RomaFF16

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Chastain is the star and producer of this cinematographic look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of the televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker.

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Jessica Chastain and Vincent D’Onofrio, actors of the film The Eyes of Tammy Faye.

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The 16th edition of Rome Film Festival open its doors guided by Jessica Chastain, star and producer of The Eyes of Tammy Faye, the opening film of the Fest, a cinematographic look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of the televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. On the red carpet of the Festival with co-star Vincent D’Onofrio, Jessica Chastain looks back at her filmography and analyze the many women she got to proudly portray through her career.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye: The film, based on a true story, is a look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of the televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker, portrayed by Jessica Chastain. In the 1970s and 80s, Tammy Faye and her husband Jim Bakker (Andrew Garfield) founded the most important American religious broadcasting network, created a major theme park and rose to fame thanks to 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. Over the years however, financial improprieties, scheming rivals and scandal toppled the multi-million dollar empire they had so carefully constructed.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Jessica Chastain, Vincent D'Onofrio
  • Interviewee role
    Actors
  • Film title
    The Eyes of Tammy Faye
  • Festival section
    Official Selection
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