In Conversation with Terence Davies
Liverpool born Terence Davies, lauded as ‘Britain’s greatest living film maker’, has made an outstanding contribution to British cinema and culture and he was awarded with an Honorary Doctorate by Edge Hill University in the Summer 2015. Terence Davies joined Professor Roger Shannon, Director of Edge Hill University’s Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE), in conversation to discuss his film making career, focussing on his two most recent films, ‘Sunset Song’ and ‘A Quiet Passion’.
Watch the conversation here: YouTube
His adaptation of ‘Sunset Song’, the classic Scottish novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, was released at the end of 2015 to great acclaim, whilst 2016 will welcome Terence Davies’s ‘A Quiet Passion’, the life of the renowned American poet, Emily Dickinson. Both films have been produced by Roy Boulter and Sol Papadopoulos of Liverpool’s Hurricane Films.
Date: Thursday 25th February 2016
5.45pm Wine Reception and Registration
7.30pm Networking and Light Buffet
Venue: Creative Edge (building 26) at Edge Hill University (Directions)
His first two feature films, ‘Distant Voices, Still Lives’ from 1988 and ‘The Long Day Closes’ from 1992 are autobiographical films that draw on his family experiences of Liverpool in the 1940’s and 1950’s, and are his most celebrated films in their rich evocation of working class culture in the post war decades.
His other films include ‘The Neon Bible’ from 1995; Edith Wharton’s ‘The House of Mirth’ in 2000; and in 2011 his adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s ‘The Deep Blue Sea’.
His 2008 award winning documentary ‘Of Time And The City’ blended vintage newsreel footage with contemporary popular music to create a bittersweet visual reflection on his home city.
This date is part of a wider programme of events taking place at Edge Hill over the next couple of months as part of the Festival of Ideas 2016, a diverse range of events exploring culture, health and society. The main theme is Imagining Better – envisioning ways for communities, arts and healthcare to develop and flourish, even in times of austerity and inequality. Read More about the festival…
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