Ray & Liz
- 1h 48min
- Directed by: Richard Billingham
- Cast: Patrick Romer, Deidre Kelly
- UK release: 8 March 2019
Autobiographical film from Turner Prize-shortlisted photographer Billingham, focusing on the unhappy childhood he spent with his fearsome mother and scrawny, drunk father. Billingham manages to make the grimy setting artful, endlessly compelling and no doubt cathartic. Film at its most painstakingly personal.
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RAY AND LIZDir: Richard Billingham, 2019, UK, 123 mins, Cert: 15-Sun 31 March // 17:00Mon 1 April // 20:00Tickets: �5 (full) / �4 (concession)On the outskirts of Birmingham and the margins of society, the Billingham family perform extreme rituals and break cultural taboos as they muddle through a life decided by factors beyond their control.Turner Prize-nominated and Deutsche Brse Prize-winning artist, Richard Billingham, returns to the striking photographs of his family during Thatcher-era Britain. The film is based on Billinghams memories, focussing on his parents Ray and Liz, their relationship, and its impact on Richard and his younger brother Jason. Online tickets are on sale until 3 hours before the film start time. In house box office opens 30 mins before film starts.If you have any technical issues with bookings or queries about your e-tickets (such as lost confirmation emails etc) please go to https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/help
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Reviews & features
Ray & Liz4 Mar 2019
Painstakingly personal kitchen sink drama from photographer Richard Billingham
Nominated for Outstanding British Debut at this year's BAFTAs, this kitchen sink memoir is the cinematic calling card of Turner Prize-shortlisted snapper Richard Billingham. It expands on and breathes life back into the autobiographical subject matter…
Ella Smith on Ray & Liz: 'Without it meaning to be a didactic political piece, it really smacks people in the forehead'21 Feb 2019
Richard Billingham's debut feature film explores poverty, boredom and addiction truthfully and unflinchingly
'There's a lovely quote that the mandate of art is to shock people not with what they don't know but with what they already know deep down. The truth of the film shines through and without it meaning to be a didactic political piece, it really smacks…
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