- Sun 21 Jan 2018
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- British Council John Grierson Documentary Series
- Free entry, donations appreciated
- Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
- Rated: Exempt
Regarded as one of Britain's greatest poets, Ted Hughes is also one of the most controversial.
The Heathcliff of poetry who 'attracted more scandal than any other literary figure with the exception of Lord Byron' as one contributor notes. Now, for the first time, the events of his life and the breadth and influence of his poetry are the focus of a major documentary.
Featuring the first television interview with Frieda Hughes - poet, artist and daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Path - alongside a rich seam of testimony from family members, friends, fellow poets and writers, this film will illuminate one of the 20th century's most influential cultural figures and show how his compelling life story shaped his vision as a poet.
UK, 2015, Colour, 89 min., Rated Exempt, Dir. Richard Curson Smith