At the end of the 1940's, abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) is featured in Life magazine. Flashback to 1941, he's living with his brother in a tiny apartment in New York City, drinking too much, and exhibiting an occasional painting in group shows. That's when he meets artist Lee Krasner, who puts her career on hold to be his companion, lover, champion, wife, and, in essence, caretaker. Pollock, more than any other biopic about an artist, is a film about the act of painting, the physicality of making work and the creative drive that becomes unstoppable.
Introduction by Dr Jody Patterson, Associate Professor in Art History.Date: 24 October
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University
Ticket information: £6/£4.20. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA.
Dir: Ed Harris
Cast: Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Jeffrey Tambor, Jennifer Connelly
Running time: 120 min