Ray & Liz

Screening Dates:
Mon 1 April 6:00pm
Wed 3 April 2:30pm

Director: Richard Billingham
Cast: Justin Salinger, Ella Smith

The screening on Wed 3 April at 2.30pm is Silver Screen – our weekly matinees aimed at ages 60 and over with tickets at £7. Under-60s are welcome at these screenings, standard ticket prices apply. Silver Screen is proudly sponsored by Hawthorns Retirement Living.

On the outskirts of Birmingham and the margins of society, the Billingham family perform extreme rituals and break cultural taboos as they muddle through a life decided by factors beyond their control.

Turner Prize-nominated and Deutsche Börse Prize-winning artist, Richard Billingham, returns to the striking photographs of his family during Thatcher-era Britain. Ray & Liz is based on Billingham’s memories, focussing on his parents Ray and Liz, their relationship, and its impact on Richard and his younger brother Jason.  At times shocking and laced with an unsettling humour, three episodes unfold as a powerful evocation of experience of growing up in a Black Country council flat.

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