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

Book tickets

Saturday 3 September

National Cinema Day Screening

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Sunday 4 September

6.15pmBook tickets
Thursday 8 September

Socially Distanced

4.15pmBook tickets

What else is on?

Today (Saturday 20th August)

16:00

Closed Curtain 12A
1h 46m | Persian w/ English subtitles
Made while under house arrest, Jafar Panahi’s engrossing meditation on censorship and creativity follows a reclusive writer, shutting himself out from the outside world.

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18:30

Dead Ringers 18
1h 55m
Jeremy Irons plays the role of twin doctors who trade each others’ identities, lives, and lovers in David Cronenberg’s award-winning psychological thriller.

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21:00

Hit the Road 12A
1h 34m | Persian w/ English subtitles
Iranian filmmaker Panah Panâhi’s debut feature is a joyous drama blending heartbreak and humour. Winner of Best Film at London Film Festival 2021.

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Tomorrow (Sunday 21st August)

15:30

Pather Panchali U
1h 51m | Bengali w/ English subtitles
The first of Satyajit Ray’s hugely influential Apu Trilogy follows an impoverished priest leaving his rural Bengal village in search of work. An all-time classic of Indian cinema.

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18:15

Hit the Road 12A
1h 34m | Persian w/ English subtitles
Iranian filmmaker Panah Panâhi’s debut feature is a joyous drama blending heartbreak and humour. Winner of Best Film at London Film Festival 2021.

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20:30

Fire of Love PG
1h 33m
Fascinating documentary about fearless French scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft, whose love for volcanoes was only matched by their love for each other.

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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!