Beloved British artist L.S. Lowry (Timothy Spall) lived all his life with his over-bearing mother Elizabeth (Vanessa Redgrave). Bed-ridden and bitter, Elizabeth actively tried to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions, whilst never failing to voice her opinion at what a disappointment he was to her.
When unestablished as an artist, Lowry worked as a rent collector by day, observing the town of Salford, its factory workers and inhabitants closely. By night he took evening classes in art and painted until the early hours but his mother tried to dissuade him from pursuing art at every chance.
An intimate portrait, with moments of pleasant humour, this beautiful film delicately shows the impact Lowry’s controlling mother had on one of the country’s greatest artists of the 20th Century.
This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.