"A stand out hit"
Carol Morley, 2022, UK, 136m, 12A
Thu 29 February // 19:30 / Cinema
Touching and quirky portrait of forgotten artist Audrey Amiss. A sympathetic and sometimes surreal portrayal of mental illness and the boundaries of creativity.
TYPIST ARTIST PIRATE KING puts Sunderland artist Audrey Amiss on the map. Inspired by her extensive archive of diaries, letters and art, the film weaves real events into an imagined journey as Audrey goes on a road trip with her psychiatric nurse.
From acclaimed British filmmaker, Carol Morley, this dark and funny exploration of the growing friendship between two women as they hit the road in an electric car looking for reconciliation, is filled with adventure, humour and compassion.