Typist Artist Pirate King (12A)
Fri 10 Nov 2023 - Thu 16 Nov 2023
£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s
Various (See dates below)
Dir. Carol Morley
2023 | 106 mins | UK
Monica Dolan, Kelly Macdonald, Gina McKee
All screenings have optional Audio Description available.
Films with * will play with Descriptive Subtitles.
TYPIST ARTIST PIRATE KING puts forgotten artist Audrey Amiss on the map. Inspired by her extensive archive of diaries, letters and art, the film weaves real events into an imagined journey as Audrey goes on a road trip with her psychiatric nurse.
From acclaimed British filmmaker, Carol Morley, this dark and funny exploration of the growing friendship between two women as they hit the road in an electric car looking for reconciliation, is filled with adventure, humour and compassion.
Executive produced by Jane Campion and starring Kelly Macdonald (Trainspotting, Elizabeth, Gosford Park), Gina McKee (Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill, Phantom Thread, My Policeman) and Monica Dolan (Empire of Light, Cyrano, Appropriate Adult).
Join us on Thu 16 Nov for a Q&A with Director Carol Morley and Producer Cairo Cannon, hosted by film critic Mark Kermode and Dr Linda Ruth Williams.
ABOUT THE HOSTS
Film critic Mark Kermode writes for The Observer, and has authored many film books including It’s Only a Movie, The Good, the Bad and the Multiplex, and the BFI classics on The Exorcist, The Shawshank Redemption and Silent Running. His radio and podcast work includes Kermode and Mayo’s Take (Sony, with Simon Mayo), Screenshot (BBC Radio 4, with Ellen E Jones), and a weekly film soundtracks programme for Scala Radio. He is Honorary Professor of Film at Exeter University, and a Patron of Exeter’s Bill Douglas Cinema Museum.
Linda Ruth Williams
Linda Ruth Williams is Professor of Film at Exeter University, and is the author of books, articles and edited collections on British and American film, representations of children and child actors, gender in culture, and sexuality and censorship in cinema. She was co-investigator on the AHRC project Calling the Shots: Women in contemporary UK film, 2000-2015, a forensic investigation of employment and experiences in the British film industry this century. She has served on festival juries in the UK, Europe, the USA and Canada, and has co-curated the Shetland Film Festival Screenplay since 2006. She is a lifelong fan of Powell and Pressburger, and A Matter of Life and Death is her favourite film.
∆ BBFC Rating Details:
Rated 12A – mental health references, brief sexual assault, moderate bad language