Mr Turner (12A)
Directed by Mike Leigh.
Starring: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson.
Running time 150 minutes
Mr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.
Doors open at 7.00pm.
Starts at 7.30pm – Sorry no late admittance.
Students and Under 18’s £3.00.
This is a Film Plus event, so there will be a licence bar and snacks available during the film.