FILMS FROM THE UK, IRELAND, AUSTRALIA, INDIA, SOUTH AFRICA AND NEW ZEALAND
February 15-22, 2024
Mrs. Lowry and Son
If you are unfamiliar with L.S. Lowry, here is the opportunity to meet one of the UK’s greatest 20th century painters – an artist with a distinctive vision, eccentricity framing his eye for the aloneness of people in post-industrial England. Adrian Noble offers this gentle, sensitive film capturing Lowry (played perfectly by Timothy Spall) devoted to caring for his snobbish, bitter, critical mother (Vanessa Redgrave). A rent collector before becoming an established artist, Lowry observed the streets and factories of his humble background and showed us a different way of seeing. The film is a quiet gem showcasing wonderful period detail and great performances.
UK 2019 (93 minutes)