One woman's take on another (Images via Matthew Rettenmund) Tuesday was the NYC premiere of The Eyes of Tammy Faye at the SVA on W.
23rd. The film — written by Abe Sylvia from the same-named 2000 doc by World of Wonder's Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato — feels like an assertive correction of the record regarding televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker (Jessica Chastain), who fell from grace along with her husband Jim (Andrew Garfield) in one of the biggest financial scandals of the '80s.
Chastain & Garfield go to church. (Image via Fox Searchlight) Directed by Michael Showalter (The Big Sick) as a sort of Jesus-lovin' I, Tonya, The Eyes of Tammy Faye has a unique tone that veers from camp-comic to achingly tragic — sometimes hitting both notes