Shirley Baker: Life Through A Lens film premiere

Following the hugely successful exhibition Shirley Baker: Women and Children; and Loitering Men in 2017, Manchester Art Gallery is delighted to present the Northern premiere of the first feature length documentary devoted to the life and work of the talented photographer.

Shirley Baker: Life Through a Lens has been authorised by the Estate of Shirley Baker and features the words of Shirley Baker as spoken by her daughter Nan Levy. The film includes dozens of Baker’s colour and black and white photographs, and is narrated by the acclaimed actress Samantha Beckinsale – sister of Kate.

Directed by the IFTA nominated film and TV director Jason Figgis – the editor of Nikon Owner Magazine Gray Levett has described the film as ‘an uncommonly beautiful documentary that pays tribute to the work of a remarkable artistic spirit’ and Michael Pritchard at the Royal Photographic Society has said ‘Figgis’ film provides an engaging and accessible insight. There is no comparable documentary on Baker’s life and work’.

Following the screening, there will be a Q&A with the film’s director Jason Figgis, the writer and co-producer John West and Nan Levy, Shirley Baker’s daughter, chaired by Natasha Howes, Senior Curator at the gallery.

Tickets £10 including a drink.

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