Tony Benn: Will and Testament (showing in QFT from 3-5 Oct)

Tony Benn in 2008This weekend, the Queen’s Film Theatre is screening Tony Benn: Will and Testament. The film is described as “an intimate and personal reflection on life, work, love and loss from one of the UK’s most influential and charismatic political figures”.

It’s autobiographical with the “political firebrand, prolific diarist, writer, charismatic anti-war campaigner, husband and father [presenting] his own personal reflections on his childhood and youth, marriage and family, political career and retirement”.

Retiring from the House of Commons aged 74 “to spend more time on politics”, the film promises to “lift the political mask to reveal a very human face”.

Friday 3 and Saturday 4 October at 6.30pm; Sunday 5 October at 8.50pm.

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A panel discussion follows the Sunday 5 October screening with journalist and author Samantha Norman, former BBC political editor John Sergeant, Islington North Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn, convenor of the Stop The War Coalition Lindsey German and Director Of Photography on Will and Testament Michael Miles. (Tickets £8)