Event details

Followed by Q&A with Nick Broomfield.

Attending this event

Nick Broomfield

Nick Broomfield is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, best known for Whitney: Can I Be Me, Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer, Biggie and Tupac and Kurt & Courtney. Nick first got introduced to photography when, doing badly at school, he joined his father Maurice, an industrial photographer, as he travelled the country taking pictures of factories and their workers. His latest film My Father and Me explores Nick’s relationship with Maurice as well as his Czech-Jewish mother Sonja.

Films screening at this event

My Father and Me

Director
Nick Broomfield
Country
UK
Year
2019
Duration
96 min

Having dedicated his cinematic career to studying the lives of others – including Whitney Houston, Leonard Cohen and Kurt Cobain – award-winning documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield finally turns the camera on himself and his family. His brand-new film is a beautiful and vivid love letter to his late father Maurice – a celebrated photographer known for his arresting images of post-war British industry – and his mother Sonja, a Czech Jew, who, given the trauma of the Holocaust, did not reveal her Jewish roots to her son until he was in his 20s. An incredibly moving documentary about four generations of a British family – and an entire nation.

Followed by a Q&A with Nick Broomfield.