Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Films about artists - Mrs Lowry & Son

Those of us with northern roots will be interested to know that The Gala Premiere of Mrs Lowry & Son is next Tuesday 27 August 2019 at the Lyric Theatre at The Lowry in Salford.

The film is about the relationship between L. S. Lowry, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century and his bed-ridden mother Elizabeth.  Timothy Spall plays Lowry and Vanessa Redgrave takes on the role of his mother, Elizabeth.

Below you can see view:
  • a trailer video of the film
  • a video of a Curator at the Lowry commenting on the paintings seen in the film
  • a video which compares the paintings with what the places look like now
  • where you can see LS Lowry Paintings - in art galleries, online and in my blog posts
  • where you can find out more on the dedicated social media sites
  • where you can see the film
  • PLUS Artists and Art on Film: my past blog posts

Lowry (Spall), not yet established as an artist, works as a rent collector, walking the streets of Salford, mixing with factory workers and observing the town closely. In the evenings, he takes art classes and paints until the early hours of the morning. He is resolutely loyal and well mannered towards his bitter mother, Elizabeth (Redgrave), who tries to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions and never misses a chance to tell him what a disappointment he is to her.

This is the official trailer for the film

Mrs Lowry & Son - In Cinemas 30th August from Vertigo Releasing on Vimeo.

Mrs Lowry & Son is nominated for the 2019 Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film.

This is Claire Stewart, the Curator at the Lowry, talking about the various Lowry paintings seen in the film

This is a video which compares the places in his paintings with what they look like now.

Where you can see LS Lowry Paintings

You can see LS Lowry Paintings at:
Online you can view:
This is the L.S. Lowry Paintings for Sale | L.S. Lowry Art Value Price Guide

You can also read this Christie's article about 10 things to know about L.S. Lowry | Christie's

You can also read my blog posts which include Lowry paintings

Mrs Lowry & Son on social media

You can find the film on social media here

Mrs Lowry & Son around the UK

The film will be in UK cinemas from 30th August. You can see which cinemas near you are showing it. Put the title into Google and showtimes near you should pop up.

Films about art and artists: blog posts from the past