Official Selection of 2021 Toronto International Film Festival
Directed by Michael Showalter and written by Abe Sylvia, The Eyes of Tammy Faye is 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.
Jeff Nichols and actor/producer Jessica Chastain
The Arkansas Cinema Society’s Filmmaking Lab for Teen Girls will premiere their short film Drop It ahead of The Eyes of Tammy Faye.