We are pleased to reveal that the London premiere of Shirley Baker: Life Through a Lens, the first feature length documentary devoted to Shirley’s life and work, will take place on May 18th at the Centre for British Photography, Jermyn St, London W1.
Shirley Baker: Life Through a Lens is written and produced by John West, co-produced and directed by Jason Figgis and co-produced by Nan Levy in association with The Shirley Baker Estate. The film is narrated by Samantha Beckinsale, sister of Kate Beckinsale.
Jason Figgis is an award-winning IFTA nominated film and TV director commissioned by major broadcasters that include Sky One, Sky Arts and Discovery Channel.
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’. In a very recent radio interview with BBC Manchester about the documentary Mike Sweeney said, ‘Shirley’s work is amazing. An unsung hero!’
Shirley Baker: Life Through a Lens. Tickets £6 per person, 6.30 – 8pm. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. There are a limited number of tickets available.
The screening will be followed by an in-conversation with Shirley Baker’s daughter, Nan Levy and James Hyman, Centre for British Photography.
There is a Northern premiere to take place at Manchester Art Gallery on May 23rd.