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Ray & Liz + Q&A with Richard Billingham
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Ray & Liz, dir. Richard Billingham, UK 2018, 108 min. 15.

A special screening of Richard Billingham’s feature-film debut Ray & Liz, an unsettling family portrait set in Thatcher-era Britain, to celebrate the launch of the new edition of Ray’s a Laugh (MACK, 2024). The screening will be followed by Q&A with Richard Billingham and writer and curator Sacha Craddock, including book signing.

Ray & Liz is the first feature film by Turner Prize-nominated and Deutsche Börse Prize-winning photographer Richard Billingham. Focusing on his chaotic upbringing in the West Midlands in the early 1980s, the film revisits the subjects of his photobook Ray’s a Laugh, first published in 1996 to enormous acclaim and restored in a new edition published by MACK this month, including numerous unseen images.

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Richard Billingham is an English photographer, artist, filmmaker, and art teacher. His work has mostly concerned his family and the West Midlands where he grew up. Billingham’s publications include Ray’s A Laugh (1996), Black Country (2003), Zoo (2007), and Landscapes, 2001–2003 (2008). He has made several short films, including Fishtank (1998) and Ray (2016). Billingham adapted the latter into his first feature film, Ray & Liz (2018), a BAFTA-nominated memoir of his childhood.

Sacha Craddock is an art critic, writer & curator based in London. Sacha is co-founder of ArtSchool Palestine, member of Abbey Council, and co-founder of the Contemporary Art Award at the British School at Rome, Trustee of the Shelagh Cluett Trust, and President of AICA-UK, the British section of International Association of Art Critics. She was Chair of the Board of New Contemporaries and selection process from 1996 until December 2021.
06:30 pm
Tue, 26 Mar 2024
Cinema 1

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