Eric Ravilious: Drawn to War

2022| PG| 73 mins| / /

Screening Dates:
Sat 23 July 5:30pm
Wed 27 July 2:30pm

Tickets on sale to Members on Thu 23 June at 5pm, and on General sale on Fri 24 June at midday.

Director: Margy Kinmonth

Starring: 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.

 

The screening on Wed 27 July at 2.30pm is a Silver Screening – our weekly matinees aimed at ages 60 and over with tickets at £8 (inc. booking fee) and £7 (members, inc. booking fee). Under-60s are welcome at these screenings, standard ticket prices apply.