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We are delighted to be part of the
Powell and Pressburger festival 
'Dual Delights'  
in conjunction with Fabrica Brighton,
and with the support of the 
BFI Film Audience Network,
awarding funds from the National Lottery
in order to bring this project to more audiences across the UK.

eric ravilious - drawn to war (pg) 
tues 28TH november 7.30pm Doors 7pm
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We are especially delighted to welcome Sara Cooper, Head of Collections & Exhibitions,
at Towner Eastbourne,
to introduce the film

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ERIC RAVILIOUS - DRAWN TO WAR is the first major feature film about Eric Ravilious (1903-1942), the much loved but hugely underestimated British Official War Artist artist, killed in a plane crash over Iceland in 1942, tragically, whilst searching for another plane that was missing.

Featuring contributions from artists Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry and Anne Desmet, RA;  writers Alan Bennett and Robert Macfarlane;  and Paris Agar (Head of 20th C conflict at the Imperial War Museum), the film recounts a life as compelling and enigmatic as his art, set against the dramatic wartime locations that inspired him. The story is told in Ravilious's own words, through a wealth of material drawn from a treasure trove of private correspondence and previously unseen archive.

 

Running time:      1hr 27mins

                                 NO interval

RATING  PG

THE EVENING IS SCHEDULED TO END AT 9.45pm 

Margy Kinmonth

Margy Kinmonth

documentary

Paris Agar, Alan Bennett, Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Tamsin Greig, Robert Macfarlane, Anne Desmet RA

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‘Powell and Pressburger created films that changed the possibilities of what cinema could be.

Way ahead of their time, it’s no surprise that their startling, subversive, headily romantic worlds resonate so deeply with contemporary audiences and creatives.

Back on the big screen – exactly where they belong – these are films that take your breath away.’

Robin Baker BFI National Archive Head Curator
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