Towner Film

Film: Loving Vincent

Sat 21 Jul | 2.00pm

The first ever painted film, Loving Vincent revisits the last days of van Gogh’s life, exploring the mysterious circumstances around his death. Each frame was painstakingly hand painted from live-action footage, to create this immersive, experimental animation. 65,000 frames were painted by 125 artists, who worked on the project for six years. Referencing over 100 of van Gogh’s paintings, the film brings his portrait subjects to life, shimmering and swirling, in a feature-length loving pastiche of the painter’s work.

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Foreign Language: In Between

Sat 21 Jul - Sun 22 Jul | 21 July, 4.30pm & 22 July, 2.00pm

Spiky, sharp and funny, first-time filmmaker Maysaloun Hamoud’s In Between tells the story of three Palestinian women living together in Tel Aviv, feeling out their roles as women. Navigating modernity and tradition—arranged marriages, queer desires, smoking, drinking and experimenting with drugs are all up for negotiation.

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Film: Loving Vincent

Sun 22 Jul | 4.30pm

The first ever painted film, Loving Vincent revisits the last days of van Gogh’s life, exploring the mysterious circumstances around his death. Each frame was painstakingly hand painted from live-action footage, to create this immersive, experimental animation. 65,000 frames were painted by 125 artists, who worked on the project for six years. Referencing over 100 of van Gogh’s paintings, the film brings his portrait subjects to life, shimmering and swirling, in a feature-length loving pastiche of the painter’s work.

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Film: Loving Vincent

Thu 26 Jul | 2.00pm

The first ever painted film, Loving Vincent revisits the last days of van Gogh’s life, exploring the mysterious circumstances around his death. Each frame was painstakingly hand painted from live-action footage, to create this immersive, experimental animation. 65,000 frames were painted by 125 artists, who worked on the project for six years. Referencing over 100 of van Gogh’s paintings, the film brings his portrait subjects to life, shimmering and swirling, in a feature-length loving pastiche of the painter’s work.

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Film: Maudie

Sat 28 Jul | 2.00pm

Based on the true story of Nova Scotian outsider artist Maud Lewis, whose appealingly naive paintings became a hit, celebrated in the press (during the 1970s, two paintings were ordered by the White House during Richard Nixon’s presidency). Canada’s most well-known folk artist is portrayed with warmth by Sally Hawkins. Opposite her, playing Maud’s husband Everett Lewis is a gruff, guttural Ethan Hawke.

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Documentary: Advanced Style

Sat 28 Jul - Sun 29 Jul | 28 July, 4.30pm / 29 July, 2.00pm

Advanced Style explores the lives of seven unique New Yorkers, aged between 62 and 95, whose playful approach to personal style defies traditional expectations of beauty, fashion and aging. Director Lina Plioplyte took Ari Seth Cohen’s street style blog of the same name as a starting point for this delightful documentary and the result is a joyful explosion of colour and experimentation.

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Film: Maudie

Sun 29 Jul | 4.30pm

Based on the true story of Nova Scotian outsider artist Maud Lewis, whose appealingly naive paintings became a hit, celebrated in the press (during the 1970s, two paintings were ordered by the White House during Richard Nixon’s presidency). Canada’s most well-known folk artist is portrayed with warmth by Sally Hawkins. Opposite her, playing Maud’s husband Everett Lewis is a gruff, guttural Ethan Hawke.

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Film: Maudie

Thu 2 Aug | 2.00pm

Based on the true story of Nova Scotian outsider artist Maud Lewis, whose appealingly naive paintings became a hit, celebrated in the press (during the 1970s, two paintings were ordered by the White House during Richard Nixon’s presidency). Canada’s most well-known folk artist is portrayed with warmth by Sally Hawkins. Opposite her, playing Maud’s husband Everett Lewis is a gruff, guttural Ethan Hawke.

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Film – Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

Sat 4 Aug | 2.00pm

From the Sex Pistols to eco-activism, Vivienne Westwood is, without a doubt, one of fashion’s most iconic figures. With that mop of shocking orange hair, swearing her way through interviews, Westwood makes for a hugely entertaining subject for Lorna Tucker’s documentary portrait. The film neatly balances the past with the present: archival footage, talking heads and conversations with the woman herself (a reluctant interviewee: “do we have to cover every bit of it, you know?”) accompany footage of the designer at work today, the head of her fashion empire.

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Foreign Language: Girlhood

Sat 4 Aug | 4.30pm

Sixteen-year-old Marieme, excluded at school and living in fear of her overbearing brother at home, is struggling to navigate the pitfalls of teenage existence when she’s welcomed into a girl-gang who, re-branding her Vic (short for Victory), teach her to take what she wants rather than ask for it.

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