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Screening: Bait and Director Q+A

Event info

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The Martin Parr Foundation and the Royal Photographic Society present a screening of the acclaimed film Bait followed by a Q+A with director Mark Jenkin, hosted by Martin Parr HonFRPS.   

Modern-day Cornish fisherman Martin (Edward Rowe) is struggling to buy a boat while coping with family rivalry and the influx of London money, Airb'n'b and stag parties to his harbour village. The summer season brings simmering tensions between the locals and newcomers to boiling point, with tragic consequences.

Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, Mark Jenkin’s Bait is a timely and funny, yet poignant new film that gets to the heart of a community facing up unwelcome change. It speaks to wider issues affecting communities and how they respond to change.

The film has widely acclaimed and this is a unique opportunity to hear more about its making and messages from its director.

‘One of the defining British films of the decade’ / The Guardian

'The Best British drama of the year so far' / The Daily Mirror

'One of the most extraordinary movie experiences of the year' / The Times

'A masterpiece’ / The Daily Telegraph

'A cult classic in the making' / Time Out

Bait is supported by Film Hub South West.

UK, 2019 | 89mins | DCP/35mm | Cert 15 | Dir. Mark Jenkin | With Edward Rowe, Giles King, Mary Woodvine and Simon Shepherd.

Event Organiser

Dr Michael Pritchard


Venue Information

Wheelchair Access


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In the unlikely event that we have to cancel this event we will email you at the earliest opportunity. The RPS is unable to take any responsibility for expenses incurred by attendees. 


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