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Eric Ravilious: Drawn to War | British & Irish Mini-Fest
Eric Ravilious: Drawn to War | British & Irish Mini-Fest

Wed, 20 Dec


Dome Cinema and Bar

Eric Ravilious: Drawn to War | British & Irish Mini-Fest

An encore screening of this documentary, part of the 2023 British and Irish Film Festival Mini-Fest at the Dome.

Time & Location

20 Dec 2023, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Dome Cinema and Bar, 38 Childers Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand

About the event

The folks at the Dome Cinema are bringing back one of the most popular films from the 2023 British and Irish Film Festival!

One of Britain’s greatest landscape artists, Eric Ravilious, was killed in a plane crash while on commission as Official War Artist in Iceland in 1942.  His life was as compelling and enigmatic as his art, set against the dramatic wartime locations that inspired him. This film brings to life this unique and still grossly undervalued British artist caught in the crossfire of war 80 years ago, whose legacy largely sank without trace, until now…  This is the first full length feature documentary about Eric Ravilious, told in his own words through previously unseen private correspondence, made with the blessing of the Ravilious estate.  Shot entirely on location in UK, Portugal and Ireland, the film asks what it is to be a war artist, featuring Ai Weiwei, Alan Bennett, Grayson Perry, Robert Macfarlane and many more.

View the trailer here.

Bar and Pizza from 5pm. Film starts at 6:30 pm. End times are approximate and vary night to night.

Bookings essential. Text the Dome Cinema with your name, date, movie and number of people to 027 590 2117.

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