ERIC RAVILIOUS: DRAWN TO WAR (PG) 1hr 28min
Dir: Margy Kinmonth
Cast: Ai Weiwei, Freddie Fox, Tamsin Greig, Grayson Perry, Alan Bennett, Robert Macfarlane
One of Britain’s greatest landscape artists, Eric Ravilious, is killed in a plane crash while on commission as Official War Artist in Iceland in 1942. His life is as compelling and enigmatic as his art, set against the dramatic wartime locations that inspire him. This film brings to life this unique and still grossly undervalued British artist caught in the crossfire of war 80 years ago, whose legacy largely sank without trace, until now…
This is the first full length feature documentary about Eric Ravilious, told in his own words through previously unseen private correspondence, made with the blessing of the Ravilious estate.
Shot entirely on location in UK, Portugal and Ireland, the film asks what it is to be a war artist, featuring Ai Weiwei, Alan Bennett, Grayson Perry, Robert Macfarlane and many more, to be released in his 80th anniversary year.
Cafe opens from 10am serving delicious home made cakes, freshly baked croissants, beautiful loose leaf tea in vintage china and probably the best coffee in town…!
**Film starts at 2pm and will include closed captions for those of us who need a little extra help with our hearing **