In the Spring Gallery
Is a series of events in the Spring Gallery at the Poly Falmouth from the 11th – 15th November
Monday 11th November | 17.30 – 19.30 | Free | + Director Q&A
Think differently! Celebrating Neurodiversity is a programme of short film work in partnership with Exeter University #ExDxFilms created with the help of neurodivergent artists, The Art of Autism and Production Company, Calling the Shots. Introduced bu Jean Harrington with Director Q&A Eddie Callis
The films were designed to raise dialogue about autistic adults’ experiences of diagnosis and how the notion of neurodiversity has influenced their lives. Sometimes I Think I’m Better invited autistic adults to explore the notion of Neurodiversity and what it means to them. This film is accompanied by an animation created by the artists.
Wednesday 13th November
In 1984, the world’s most expensive football player, Argentine sensation Diego Maradona, moved from Barcelona to play for Napoli, a team in the poorest area of Italy. Looking for a fresh start to his career, Maradona’s inherent footballing skill turned the team around and helped them win the first trophies in their history. However, his time in Italy also found him involved with organised crime, drugs and numerous scandals, affecting his life both on and off the field. This documentary, from esteemed filmmaker Asif Kapadia, explores the price of fame and the way sport can define a culture and a city. Covering the entirety of Maradona’s six-year stay in Naples with crisp, never-before-seen archive footage, ‘Diego Maradona’ gives us an intimate insight into one of football’s most famous icons.