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Film directors Carol Morley and Craig McCall to hold Q&A sessions at Saffron Screen in December





Two acclaimed British film directors will be holding Q&A sessions at Saffron Screen next month.

Carol Morley will present her film Typist Artist Pirate King on Friday December 8 (7.30pm) before Craig McCall will introduce a screening of his 2010 movie Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff on Saturday December 9 (3pm).

Both events will be hosted by the Saffron Walden venue’s former programmer Rebecca del Tufo.

Carol Morley, left, with Rebecca del Tufo
Carol Morley, left, with Rebecca del Tufo

Typist Artist Pirate King is about eccentric artist, outsider and rebel Audrey Amiss (Monica Dolan) who persuades her psychiatric nurse Sandra Panza (Kelly Macdonald) to drive her from London to a gallery in her birthplace of Sunderland for an exhibition of her art.

The film incorporates dark humour, magic realism, images of Amiss’ art and an examination of mental health care, all rooted in the side roads of England.

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff tells the story of one of Saffron Walden’s most famous former residents.

The blue plaque at Jack Cardiff's former home in Saffron Walden
The blue plaque at Jack Cardiff's former home in Saffron Walden

Cardiff, who lived in High Street from 1993 to 2000, is best known for his 1960 picture Sons and Lovers and was awarded an Academy Honorary Award for his contribution to the cinema in 2001.

He was also the first person to attend Saffron Screen for a Q&A session in 2007, two years before his death at the age of 94.

Jason Bond, Saffron Screen’s business manager, said: “After feedback from our audience, we wanted to extend our offering to the local community and film fans.

“We can’t wait to host these two Q&As with acclaimed British film directors at Saffron Screen!”

Del Tufo added: “I am delighted to return to Saffron Walden to talk to these two superb directors about their films which will touch all audiences.”

Tickets can be bought online at www.saffronscreen.com or from Saffron Walden’s Tourist Information Centre.



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