Curious About British Art Show 9: Our Home Plymouth + The Personal History of David Copperfield

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Curious About British Art Show 9: Our Home Plymouth + The Personal History of David Copperfield

Wednesday 14th December 2022

Ticket £5 full price/£4 concessions.

Our Home Plymouth (13 mins)

This film is a collection of thoughts and feelings from women who have settled in Plymouth. They have compared life in their lands to their home in Plymouth. They have selected archive films to tell their stories and which show the similarities and the differences. Through the film we want to celebrate what unites us. This is an opportunity to share our different voices and celebrate the diversity of life in Plymouth.

A film made by Plymouth & Devon Racial Equality Council’s Women’s Collective with Compass Presents, The Box Plymouth and Plymouth Arts Cinema.

The Personal History of David Copperfield (120 mins)

The group behind Our Home Plymouth also curated a special screening of The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) with Dev Patel as David Copperfield, Ranveer Jaiswal as 4-7-year-old David and Jairaj Varsani the teenage David. This film resonated with the group who wanted an uplifting film, a comedy drama which is “cast with a colour-blind inclusivity”.

Dir. Armando Iannucci, UK, 2019, 120 mins. Cast. Dev Patel, Ben Whishaw, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Peter Capaldi. Age rating PG.

Adapting one of Charles Dickens’ most beloved characters, this Victorian-set epic feels very modern, fresh and, quite frankly, hilarious. Following Copperfield from early youth through to middle age, the story traces his social awakening, charting huge personal ups and downs as he witnesses the best and worst of humanity. Dickens’ ‘favourite child’ amongst his works, the plot also tackles social injustice in many forms – a lack of protection for children, poor industrial conditions for the working class, and wealth inequality. So, who better to tackle this tale than Iannucci, the genius behind The Thick of It, In the Loop and The Death of Stalin. Humorous, busy, bustling and bursting with colour and energy, this is a Dickens reworking unlike any you’ve seen on the screen.

This project Curious About British Art Show 9 is supported by the BFI Film Audience Network with National Lottery funding as part of Changing Times programme Curious.

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 Wednesday 14th Dec 2022  12:30pm
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