Eric Ravilious: ‘Drawn To War’
The next in the spring 2023 season of films from DOCS+.
After the near sell-out of last month’s offering marking the return of DOCS+, and the success of our One+One special event for Ukraine, our film for March is another fascinating documentary with special guest on the evening, providing thoughtful insight.
Eric Ravilious: ‘Drawn To War’ is the true story of an artist which is as compelling and enigmatic as his art. Set against the dramatic wartime locations that inspired him, the film brings to life this brilliant but still grossly undervalued British artist.
Ravilious is particularly known for his watercolours of the South Downs, and other English landscapes, which examine English landscape and vernacular art with an off-kilter, modernist sensibility and clarity. He was the first British war artist to die on active service in World War II.
This first full-length feature documentary about Ravilious unfolds in his own words, through previously unseen private correspondence and rare archive footage, with contributions by Alan Bennett, Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Robert Macfarlane with Freddie Fox, Tamsin Greig and many more.
To discuss the artist and the film we are delighted to announce that we will be joined by Mark Goldmark, from Uppingham’s legendary Goldmark Gallery, who is a long time Ravilious enthusiast.
Where – Oundle Suite, First Floor, Fletton House, Glapthorn Road, Oundle, PE8 4JA
Tickets – £8 (on the door, cash only please)
Take a look at the trailer, here https://youtu.be/OBHPszoi2so