Remebrace of Things Past: The Films of Terence Davies

Remembrance of Things Past: The Films of Terence Davies

Season

Please note: this season finished in Dec 2018

Thirty years after its initial release, Davies’ award-winning Distant Voices, Still Lives continues to resonate as a defining screen image of memory and melancholia. Beautifully restored, his award-winning and critically acclaimed masterpiece sets the haunting tone for this mini retrospective, looking back, but also forwards, at one of Britain’s most talented working writer-directors.


Previous screenings & events in this season

Of Time and the City

 Classified 12A  Terence Davies Season
Of Time and the City
Please note: This was screened in Dec 2018
Film
Terence Davies' ode to his native Liverpool showcases his rare sensitivity for the telling image, the haunting melody and the spoken word as he combines his own witty, literate narration with archive film and an inspired soundtrack to reflect on the city of his birth.

The Long Day Closes

 Classified PG  Terence Davies Season
The Long Day Closes
Please note: This was screened in Dec 2018
Film
Terence Davies's lyrical hymn to childhood revisits the same territory as his award-winning Distant Voices, Still Lives, this time focusing on his own memories of growing up in a working-class Catholic family in Liverpool.

Distant Voices, Still Lives

 Classified 15  Terence Davies Season
Distant Voices, Still Lives
Please note: This was screened in Dec 2018
Film
Thirty years after its initial release, one of the most acclaimed films in British cinema history returns to the big screen in a new digital restoration.

The Terence Davies Trilogy

 Classified 15  Terence Davies Season
The Terence Davies Trilogy
Please note: This was screened in Dec 2018
Film
Over the course of three short films, we witness the emergence of Davies' singular talent and style, the refinement of his technique, and a director growing in confidence, soon to become feted as British cinema's greatest film poet.
Ripples of Remembered Time in the Films of Terence Davies - An Illustrated Talk
Please note: This event took place in Dec 2018
Talk
To celebrate our Terence Davies season join Tara Judah, Watershed Cinema Producer for an illustrated talk on Davies and his work, as we dig deeper into his cinematic explorations of the intersections between class, gender and social codes, and the unexpected ripples of remembered time.