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Typist Artist Pirate King

Carol Morley | 2023 | 108 MINS
Accompanied by a special Q&A with director Carol Morley and lead actor Monica Dolan on Sat 11th

The growing friendship between two women as they hit the road in an electric car looking for endings and reconciliation.

★★★★ Peter Bradshaw - The Guardian

In Detail

In a last-ditch mission to get recognition for her talent, Audrey Amiss (Monica Dolan), a non-conformist, forgotten artist persuades her psychiatric nurse Sandra (Kelly Macdonald) to take her on a road trip back to where her story began – but with so many deviations into the past along the way, will they ever make it?

With natural sympathy and warmth, film-maker Carol Morley has created this likable, generous, imaginative response to the work of this neglected Sunderland-born artist. Amiss’s work is held in an archive at the Wellcome Collection in London, where Morley discovered the artist’s passport with its scribbled entry under Occupation: “Typist Artist Pirate King.”

We are delighted to welcome Carol Morley and Monica Dolan for a Q&A after the Saturday Screening.

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