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The Eyes of Tammy Faye

July 8 @ 6:00 pm

Playing in the CCA Cinema

In collaboration with Santa Fe Opera’s From Screen to Stage film series for the 2024 season

Curation by the Santa Fe Opera creative teams:

This film was chosen by the creative team for The Righteous – composer Gregory Spears, librettist Tracy K. Smith, and stage director Kevin Newbury. The lives of the characters in the opera (having its world premiere during the 2024 season) and this film are shaped by current affairs of the 1980s.

Read more about the world premiere of The Righteous here.

About the film:

An intimate look at 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, 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.

Director: Michael Showalter
Writers: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Abe Sylvia
Features: Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones
Run time: 2 hrs. 6 min.
Film: Biography, Drama, Romance
Language: English
Rating: PG-13

Read about the other films selected by the Santa Fe Opera for the From Screen to Stage series here.

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