Eric Ravilious: Drawn to WarPG

Directed by Margy Kinmonth | UK | 2022 | 1h 28m | Starring Alan Bennett, Grayson Perry, Ai Weiwei

The first feature-length documentary about one of Britain’s greatest landscape artists, Eric Ravilious, who was killed in a plane crash while on commission as Official War Artist in 1942. A touching look at a previously overlooked artist told through previously unseen private correspondence, interviews, and rare archive film.

Join us on Saturday 3rd September for National Cinema Day, with tickets available at the discounted rate of £3 each (purchase tickets as normal through our website, and the discount will be automatically applied at the checkout).

Reviews

‘The film makes a case that Ravilious should be regarded, alongside the likes of Turner and Constable, as one of Britain’s great landscape artists.’
★★★★
Wendy Ide, The Observer

‘This fine overview does convince you of his singularity, while also coaxing you into the sunlit, subtly clouded uplands of his lost world.’
★★★★
Tim Robey, the Telegraph

Sorry - you missed it!

We showed Eric Ravilious: Drawn to War between July 27, 2022 and September 8, 2022.

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Today (Tuesday 29th November)

18:00

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Deaf/HOH Subtitles
1h 42m
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20:15

Return to Dust PG
2h 14m | Mandarin Chinese w/ English subtitles
Moving and deeply humane Chinese drama about unlikely love, following the lives of two middle-aged singletons thrown into an arranged marriage beginning a new life together and building a home.

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Tomorrow (Wednesday 30th November)

15:30

No Bears 12A
1h 47m | Persian w/ English subtitles
Recently sentenced to six years imprisonment for supporting public protests, award-winning director Jafar Panahi continues to defy those who try to silence him by using film as a medium to decry artistic censorship in Iran.

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18:00

Return to Dust PG
2h 14m | Mandarin Chinese w/ English subtitles
Moving and deeply humane Chinese drama about unlikely love, following the lives of two middle-aged singletons thrown into an arranged marriage beginning a new life together and building a home.

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21:00

Living 12A
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

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Plan your visit

Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!