Acclaimed Northampton directors holding Q&A on BAFTA-nominated documentary

Lings Forum
Lings Forum

The Northampton-born directors of the acclaimed documentary McCullin are set to hold an exclusive question and answer session in their home town.

Director Jacqui Morris and her brother David will be appearing at the Forum Cinema at Lings Forum on Wednesday, March 6, to talk about the documentary, which was nominated for Best Documentary and Outstanding Debut at this year’s BAFTAs.

There will be a screening at 7.30pm, followed by the question and answer session.

Jacqui and David, who attended Kingsthorpe College, started their careers as casting directors before moving into film production.

They initially made shorts, including the film Values, which won the Bronze prize at the Turner Classics Awards. They then made television film Mr Right, which was screened on the opening nights of the New York, Miami, LA & Berlin Gay Film Festivals.

McCullin tells the story of Don McCullin, who worked for the Sunday Times from 1966 to 1983, at a time where under the editorship of Harold Evans, the paper was recognised as being at the cutting-edge of world journalism, with Don as its star photographer.

During that period, McCullin covered wars and humanitarian disasters on virtually every continent, from the civil war in Cyprus to the war in Vietnam.

The documentary has been put together by the pair after they gained unparalleled access to the reclusive photographer and his vast, unseen archive.

Tickets are £6.20 and concessions are available. Advanced bookings are being taken.

The following day, on Thursday, March 7, there is a further screening of the documentary at 8pm.

For more information call Rod Rhule on Northampton 838844.