Club Classics: Shooting Robert King
For our August summer season we will screen one of the classics from our documentary catalogue every Wednesday night. The film will start at 7.30pm, opt for our £15 special offer for both the screening and a classic from our clubroom menu, 6pm onwards.
Made over 15 years by club founders Vaughan Smith and Richard Parry the film is an intimate journey with war photographer Robert King, following his ambition to win the Pullitzer Prize for photography in the most dangerous warzones of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
‘Completely blown away by it. It’s beautifully put together, and by far the best war doc I have seen … It’s beautifully constructed with the reveal of his wife and son at the end, and his development as a character works so well. I dread to think of the work and time that went into it but it is a brilliant film…’
Nick Broomfield, Filmmaker.
‘Following the progress of photographer Robert King from hapless hopeful to hardened hack, this gripping chronicle of the wars of the last two decades manages to be funny, shocking and an uncomfortable insight into the lives of war correspondents. I loved it!’
Christina Lamb, Author and war reporter
‘The innocent, the naive, the kind, the clumsy – none of these people live long in war. Which makes Robert King’s survival all the more surprising, and this film all the more remarkable. Listen carefully to the story of this dirty faced angel from Tennessee. Then have him shot at dawn. The world is too ugly to allow such honesty to live.’
Anthony Loyd, Author and war reporter