Talks, tours & events

At Eternity’s Gate – including baby screening

Thu 23 May | 2.00pm, 4.30pm & 7.00pm

Earning him an Oscar nomination, Willem Dafoe is mesmerising as Vincent van Gogh in At Eternity’s Gate. Covering his time in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, we find a complex, troubled soul who is seeking a new visual language, while also struggling to make sense of himself and his connection to those around him, including Paul Gaugain (Oscar Isaac) and a confiding priest (Mads Mikkelsen).

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The Lady Eve + intro

Sat 25 May | 2.00pm

The Lady Eve is a match made in cinematic heaven — a classic screwball comedy from Preston Sturges, complete with dazzling stars. Con-artist Jean Harrington (Barbara Stanwyck) manipulates her way through life, getting what she wants with skill, charm and charisma. On a cruise she meets Charles (Henry Fonda), a gullible millionaire and snake scientist, who falls for her in a heartbeat. But then he learns of her past...

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The Sisters Brothers

Sat 25 May | 4.30pm

The Sisters Brothers is a reimagining of the cinematic Western as a dangerous, witty, and emotionally cathartic exploration of what it means to be a man. It is 1851, and Charlie and Eli Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly) are both brothers and assassins, boys grown to men in a savage and hostile world. They find themselves on a journey through the Northwest — a journey that will test the deadly family ties that bind. But, can it also be the path to rediscovering what remains of their humanity?

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Artist Talk: Carey Young

Sat 25 May | 12.30pm

Carey Young will discuss her practice, including the context, background research and ‘making of’ in the development of her video work Palais de Justice (2017), currently exhibited at Towner.

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The Sisters Brothers

Sun 26 May | 2.00pm & 4.30pm

The Sisters Brothers is a reimagining of the cinematic Western as a dangerous, witty, and emotionally cathartic exploration of what it means to be a man. It is 1851, and Charlie and Eli Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly) are both brothers and assassins, boys grown to men in a savage and hostile world. They find themselves on a journey through the Northwest — a journey that will test the deadly family ties that bind. But, can it also be the path to rediscovering what remains of their humanity?

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Art Store Tour

Sun 26 May | 12.00 noon

Guided by one of our knowledgeable gallery team, you will learn about the story of Towner’s impressive art collection, from the original Victorian bequest to recent acquisitions of works by contemporary artists.

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The Lady Eve

Thu 30 May | 4.30pm

The Lady Eve is a match made in cinematic heaven — a classic screwball comedy from Preston Sturges, complete with dazzling stars. Con-artist Jean Harrington (Barbara Stanwyck) manipulates her way through life, getting what she wants with skill, charm and charisma. On a cruise she meets Charles (Henry Fonda), a gullible millionaire and snake scientist, who falls for her in a heartbeat. But then he learns of her past...

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The Sisters Brothers – including baby screening

Thu 30 May | 2.00pm & 7.00pm

The Sisters Brothers is a reimagining of the cinematic Western as a dangerous, witty, and emotionally cathartic exploration of what it means to be a man. It is 1851, and Charlie and Eli Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly) are both brothers and assassins, boys grown to men in a savage and hostile world. They find themselves on a journey through the Northwest — a journey that will test the deadly family ties that bind. But, can it also be the path to rediscovering what remains of their humanity?

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Wild Rose

Sat 1 Jun | 2.00pm & 4.30pm

Rose-Lynn Harlan, played by BAFTA Rising Star nominee Jessie Buckley (Beast), is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek.Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville. Her mum Marion (Julie Walters) has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn’s Nashville nonsense. Forced to take responsibility, Rose-Lynn gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house (Sophie Okonedo).

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