The Eyes of Tammy Faye


1h 19m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Twelve years after the scandalous collapse of the multimillion dollar Christian empire built by Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, comes a film which tells the inside story of the rise, fall and resurrection of "the Queen of the Eyelashes." One of the most adored and reviled women of her time, the film foll

Film Details

Also Known As
Eyes of Tammy Faye
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Cinemax; Film4 Productions
Distribution Company
Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 19m

Synopsis

Twelve years after the scandalous collapse of the multimillion dollar Christian empire built by Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, comes a film which tells the inside story of the rise, fall and resurrection of "the Queen of the Eyelashes." One of the most adored and reviled women of her time, the film follows her tale from her first encounter with Jim, through the glory days of PTL, to the scandal that brought both their empire and family tumbling down. This affectionate portrait, narrated by RuPAUL, tracks Tammy Faye's victorious battles against addiction and colon cancer, her divorce, the imprisonment of both Jim Bakker and her second husband, Roe Messner, and her short-lived career as a television talk show host. Interviews include Jim, their son (complete with pierced eyebrow), daughter and others who lived the story first-hand. But it's Tammy herself, one of the most compelling TV stars ever, who manages to be both surprising an endearing as she takes us into her shocking world of Televangelism.

Film Details

Also Known As
Eyes of Tammy Faye
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Cinemax; Film4 Productions
Distribution Company
Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 19m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video January 30, 2001

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States January 2000

Released in United States June 2000

Released in United States July 2000

Released in United States August 2000

Shown at New Directors/New Films in New York City March 24 - April 9, 2000.

Shown at Florida Film Festival June 8-19, 2000.

Shown at New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival June 1-11, 2000.

Shown at Newport International Film Festival June 6-11, 2000.

Shown at OUTFEST 2000: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Opening Night) July 6-17, 2000.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Documentary: Imagining Reality) August 13-27, 2000.

Lions Gate acquired domestic distribution rights to the film at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.

Released in United States Summer July 21, 2000

Released in United States July 28, 2000 (Los Angeles and San Francisco)

Released in United States on Video January 30, 2001

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at New Directors/New Films in New York City March 24 - April 9, 2000.)

Released in United States January 2000 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Documentary Competition) January 20-30, 2000.)

Winner of the 2000 award for Best Documentary from the Boston Society of Film Critics.

Released in United States Summer July 21, 2000

Released in United States July 28, 2000

Released in United States June 2000 (Shown at Florida Film Festival June 8-19, 2000.)

Released in United States June 2000 (Shown at New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival June 1-11, 2000.)

Released in United States June 2000 (Shown at Newport International Film Festival June 6-11, 2000.)

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at OUTFEST 2000: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Opening Night) July 6-17, 2000.)

Released in United States August 2000 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Documentary: Imagining Reality) August 13-27, 2000.)

Co-Winner, along with "Long Night's Journey Into Day" (USA/2000), of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2000 Newport International Film Festival.