Delius, Song Of Summer
Thursday 4th July 2013 - Starts 8pm
TICKET PRICE: £5
Delius, Song Of Summer. A film by Ken Russell, with an introduction from Richard Durrant.
Perhaps the finest of the series of biographical films that Ken Russell made for the BBC in the 60s, Song Of Summer is an immensely moving story of sacrifice, idealism, and musical genius. Based on Eric Fenby‘s 1936 memoir ‘Delius As I Knew Him’, it traces the last years of Frederick Delius, and Fenby’s dedication in giving up five years of his life to helping the blind, paralysed composer set down the unfinished scores he could hear in his head. Black & White. Certificate PG. 72 mins.
Richard Durrant presents this screening of what he describes as Ken Russell’s best film.
This film is open to both members and non-members of the Ropetackle Film Club.