Enjoy a free screening of A Bigger Splash on David Hockney's 80th birthday.
A fly-on-the-wall documentary, intercut with fictionalised and fantasy elements, the film tells the story of British artist, David Hockney’s lingering breakup with his then partner Peter Scheslinger, during the period 1970 to 1973. Featuring many of Hockney's circle, it includes designers Celia Birtwell and Ossie Clark, artist Patrick Proctor, gallery owner John Kasmin and museum curator Henry Geldzahler.
It was groundbreaking and remains notable for its treatment of gay themes and its insights into his life and work during an important period in Hockney's life.
A Bigger Splash 1974 (still), directed by Jack Hazan and David Mingay, UK 1974. Run time 105mins.
- Auditorium, lower ground level