Fans of the BAFTA-nominated film “Ray and Liz” will be able to chat with its Birmingham-born director at an upcoming event.
The multi-award winning artist Richard Billingham returns to the striking photographs of his family during Thatcher-era Britain for this film. “Ray and Liz” is based on his own memories, focusing on his parents, their relationship, and its impact on their children. Within the film is some historical and regional detail, achieved most obviously through set design closely based on Billingham’s photographs. Sound and music are used to further orient us. We hear Musical Youth and Fine Young Cannibals — bands that originated in Birmingham.
This is Richard’s debut feature film, and it has gained a BAFTA nomination for ‘Outstanding Debut’. It has also won a string of festival awards, including three BIFA’s.
A screening will be held at Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham on 24 January, 2019 at 19:00. Afterwards, there will be a live onstage Q&A with Richard Billingham and Professor of Film and Television at Edge Hill University, Roger Shannon FRSA.
Tickets cost £8.10 – £9.00 and can be booked here.
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