Eric Ravilious: Drawn To War (PG) + Q & A
Director: Margy Kinmonth
Starring: Paris Agar, Alan Bennett, Anne Desmet
Documentary UK 2022
1 hr 27 min
Eric Ravilious – Drawn to War is the first major feature film about Eric Ravilious (1903-1942), the much loved but hugely underestimated British Official War Artist artist, killed in a plane crash over Iceland in 1942. Featuring contributions from artists Ai Weiwei and Grayson Perry, writers Alan Bennett and Robert Macfarlane, the film recounts a life as compelling and enigmatic as his art, set against the dramatic wartime locations that inspired him. The story is told in Ravilious’s own words through a wealth of material drawn from a treasure trove of private correspondence and previously unseen archive. The film features the voices of Freddie Fox, Tamsin Greig, Jeremy Irons and Harriet Walter.
Wednesday 26 Oct. 7.30 pm Introduction and film followed by Q & A with Director Margy Kinmonth
The Mowlem Theatre BH19 1DD
£9: £5.50 (students and under 25s)
Margy Kinmonth is a BAFTA award winning film and television director whose many credits include theatrical features Revolution – New Art for a New World, marking the 1917 Russian Revolution, Hermitage Revealed, and Royal Paintbox (Moscow Film Festival) with HRH The Prince of Wales. Kinmonth’s series Naked Hollywood (BBC) won BAFTA Best Documentary Series. The Strange World of Barry Who? (BBC) about Francis Bacon, won RTS Best Arts Film Award. WAR ART with Eddie Redmayne (Foxtrot/ITV) was nominated for BAFTA, RTS and Peabody Awards. Kinmonth’s credits include Looking for Lowry with Ian McKellen, The Secret World of Haute Couture (BBC), Mariinsky Theatre, Nutcracker Story, Outback Art, Dawn French, Smoking Diaries about Simon Gray, Gormley’s Brick Man and Remember the Secret Policeman’s Ball. Drama includes To The Western World (London Film Festival), Baker’s Dozen, Casualty and Eastenders.
Biography, Documentary, Q & A