Ray & Liz, Dir. Richard Billingham, UK 2018, 108 mins, English
The first feature film by Turner Prize-nominated and Deutsche Börse Prize-winning photographer Richard Billingham focuses on his chaotic upbringing in the West Midlands in the early 1980s. The film revisits the figures of Billingham’s earlier photographs – and the subjects of his 1996 photobook Ray’s a Laugh – his chain-smoking mother Liz and alcoholic father Ray. With an unflinching lack of sentimentality, Billingham reflects on the sometimes brutal domestic life of the family through a series of uncompromising vignettes.
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
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This Preview screening is followed by a Q&A with director Richard Billingham.