Mrs Lowry And Son (PG)
'+ Breakfast Deal
Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970
£7* | £5* students/under 25s | 3 films for £18*
Dir. Adrian Noble
2019 | 91 mins | UK
This is the beautiful, delicate, intimate and amusing story of the brittle but vital relationship between L. S. Lowry, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, and his bedridden, unhappy and controlling mother.
Lowry (Spall), not yet established as an artist, works as a rent collector, walking the streets of Salford, mixing with factory workers and observing the town closely. In the evenings, he takes art classes and paints until the early hours of the morning. He is resolutely loyal and well mannered towards his bitter mother, Elizabeth (Redgrave), who tries to crush his artistic ambitions at any opportunity and never misses a chance to tell him what a disappointment he is to her.
Adrian Nobles wonderfully observed film gently reveals the obstacles in Lowrys way, as he desperately tries to create something to please his mother. Punctuated by delightful moments of humour Mrs Lowry & Son is an engrossing and entertaining portrait of one of our greatest artists.
Enjoy breakfast in our Café Bar before the screening on Tue 24 Sep.
£9.50: Film + cup of tea + something from our breakfast menu.