Film Screening: ‘Leonora Carrington: The Lost Surrealist’ – Director: Teresa Griffiths UK; 2017; 60 mins
A gripping tale of aristocracy, Bohemia, surrealism and social revolution, the extraordinary life of Lancastrian-Mexican artist Leonora Carrington (1917–2011) is chronicled by film director Teresa Griffiths in this all encompassing study of the ‘lost’ surrealist, who struggling against misogynistic pressures at home eventually found a spiritual kinship in Mexico. Interspersed with experimental animation, archives, tableaux and revealing interviews (with Gabriel and Pablo, her sons; her biographer), the film celebrates a woman who had seen her internationally renowned contribution to the art world overlooked historically in her home country (save for Edge Hill University!).
From Clayton-Le-Woods, Chorley, Leonora Carrington worked alongside Max Ernst, Andre Breton and Pablo Picasso in Paris at the height of the surrealist movement in the thirties – yet ended up virtually unknown in Mexico City, when she arrived there in 1942, and where in 2011 she died, a veritable national treasure.
In June 2017 Edge Hill University celebrated the Centenary of Leonora Carrington’s birth with a Symposium about her legacy and with an ambition to ‘Re Lancastrianise Leonora.’
Edge Hill University’s Professor Roger Shannon was a consultant for the film. Visit ICE’s web site for more information about the University’s engagement with the life and work of Leonora Carrington.
- 6.00pm – Registration and Refreshments
- 6.30pm – Event Start
- 8.00pm – Refreshments and Networking
This event is FREE but registration is required.
Further information is available here