LOOKING FOR LOWRY is an entertaining documentary film about the life and work of the much loved British artist L.S. LOWRY. This contemporary new film illuminates Lowry's extraordinary vision for the first time in high definition, as we meet those who knew him and those who have been inspired in our post-industrial age by his unique observations of our country and his powerful artistic legacy.
Manchester-born rock star NOEL GALLAGHER describes how Lowry's life chimes with his own: "...for me it's like when did you first hear the Beatles? Lowry has always been there...I guess all the people Lowry ever met are there in his paintings somehow..."
Internationally acclaimed Hollywood star and fellow Lancastrian, IAN McKELLEN brings Lowry's character vividly to life - as a passionate devotee of Lowry he is committed to proving that Lowry is one of our greatest 20th Century painters. "if you want any proof that Lowry was a great painter you only have to look at his crowds...once you have seen how Lowry saw us, it's hard to be in a crowd without saying 'We are all in a Lowry painting!'"...McKellen travels across today's Manchester and visits the world's biggest collection of Lowrys at The Lowry Salford in his insightful and witty journey to find the real Lowry.
Celebrated artist DAME PAULA REGO describes the day Lowry came to teach her at the Slade School of Fine Art. "I was inspired by him, he was very tall; he had a white face and he was very impressive, like a magic figure...". Lowry's heiress CAROL LOWRY appears for the first time on film, vividly describing L S Lowry during their unique 19 year friendship. Extracts from "Cats" choreographer GILLIAN LYNNE's Lowry-inspired dance drama "A Simple Man" are performed by dancers from NORTHERN BALLET against the backdrop of contemporary Salford. And we meet BEN TIMPERLEY - Lowry's milkman for 30 years - who witnessed his rise from obscurity to celebrity...