Sam Taylor-Wood Screen Talk

Perhaps best known for her stunning conceptual art works including Travesty of a Mockery and David, depicting a sleeping David Beckham, artist Sam Taylor-Wood has built a reputation as one of this country’s finest creative minds. It seemed only a matter of time before the video artist turned her attention to the silver screen and her eagerly awaited debut feature Nowhere Boy, a biopic of a young John Lennon, closed The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival. In this discussion, chaired by writer Tim Marlow, Sam talks sincerely about her early career, the inspiration behind some of her most iconic works and the challenges and triumphs she faced during her directorial debut on a subject matter that is imbedded deeply in the British identity. Screen Talks sponsored by TalkTalk.


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