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Friday Night Films

Mr. Turner

24.4.2015
Mr. Turner (film still)

Mr. Turner (film still)

Mr. Turner (film still)

Mr. Turner (film still)

Mr. Turner (film still)

Mr. Turner (film still)

Mr. Turner (film still)
Mr. Turner (film still)
Mr. Turner (film still)

Mr. Turner (film still)

Mr. Turner (2014)

Dir. Mike Leigh / Cert. 15 / 150mins

Friday 24 April 2015 / 7.30pm / £5 (concessions £3)

 

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Mr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father and loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.

 

 

Genre: 

Biography / Drama

 

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What are Friday Night Films?

A pop up cinema offering an alternative film experience!  Devised by Independent Cinema MK in association with MK Gallery. Enjoy new releases, cult classics, special events,
screen talks and curated film seasons – all for £5 (£3 concs.). Our screen bar provides modestly priced wine, beer, tea, coffee and soft drinks.

 

 

Tickets can be purchased online or by telephoning the Information Desk on

01908 676 900. 

 

 

***** "Shimmering with awards potential, Leigh's glorious picture is a hilarious, confounding, wholehearted and dazzlingly performed portrait of an artist as an ageing man." (Empire)

 

***** "Leigh has earned this masterpiece through the Turner school of industrious application." (Little White Lies)

 

***** "Mike Leigh's biopic of JMW Turner is a rambling, richly detailed character study with a magnificent central performance from Timothy Spall." (Independent)