Date: Sunday 1st September
Time: 8.00 pm
Location: The Assembly Rooms
Event Duration: 120 min inc interval
A tale of love, liberty and scandal about Sir Alfred Munning’s meeting and marriage to his first wife when they were both members of the Edwardian artists' colony in Cornwall. Author of the original novel, Jonathan Smith also wrote the screenplay.
The Newlyn School of artists flourished at the beginning of the 20th Century and the film focuses on the wild and bohemian Lamorna Group, which included Alfred Munnings and Laura and Harold Knight. The charismatic fire-brand and anti-Modernist Munnings (now regarded as one of Britain's most sought-after artists), is at the centre of the complex love triangle, involving aspiring artist Florence Carter-Wood and Gilbert Evans, the land agent in charge of the Lamorna Valley estate. Deeply moving, the story is played out against the timeless beauty of the Cornish coast, in the approaching shadow of The Great War.
Film Critic Nigel Floyd will be introducing the film, and Author and Screenwriter Jonathan Smith will give a Question and Answer session at the end of the screening. Red Lion Books will have the current edition of Summer in February for sale and Jonathan will be available in the interval for book-signing.
On General Release 14 June
Directed by Christopher Menaul