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Wednesday, 21 January 2009

NEW MOVIE: "Morris: a Life with Bells on"

Morris: a Life with Bells on is a heartwarming feature-length comedy shot in documentary format that follows the fortunes of one of the leading Morris teams in the country, Milsham Morris, and in particular those of its leader, Derecq Twist. Morris is a gentle and affectionate look at an aspect of English culture which is, in the finest traditions of this country, unapologetically eccentric, and towards which there exists a huge amount of good will. The film's events take place in the summer months in and around Dorset, and specifically centre around an idyllic thatched country pub, the Traveller's Staff. The film is an unashamed celebration of not only the English countryside but also of what it means to be English. Filmed partly in Poole and Tisbury, Morris boasts a fantastic cast which includes Derek Jacobi, Harriet Walter, Greg Wise and Aidan McArdle.

Visit the official website at www.morrismovie.com

The Producers, are delighted to be able to announce a limited distribution deal for the film covering the South West of England.

Through a partnership with Moviola, the mobile multiplex service of rural south west England, Morris will be exhibited at 21 locations between January and March.

Commenting on this development, Director and Producer, Lucy Akhurst, said, “I am thrilled that Morris: A Life with Bells On is going to first be seen by the people who did so much to help make it: the people of South West England. Our goal is now to enable it to reach a wider audience not only in the UK but the rest of the English speaking parts of our solar system. Morris is, quite simply, a phenomenon and one that will not go away.”


09-Jan Bishopstone

22-Jan Croscombe

31-Jan Fordingbridge

10-Feb Norton-sub-Hamdon

12-Feb North Cadbury

14-Feb Durweston

16-Feb Codford St Peter

25-Feb East Knoyle

11-Mar Beaminster

14-Mar Tisbury

15-Mar Lockeridge

17-Mar Ferndown

19-Mar Whitchurch

20-Mar Melksham

21-Mar Downton

24-Mar Monxton

27-Mar Ashurst

27-Mar Broadwindsor

01-Apr Fontmell Magna

03-Apr Hawkchurch

08-Apr Sherborne

For more information about ticket prices and venues call Telephone 01935 872607 or Email

dorsetfilm@btconnect.com alternatively write to Spring Cottage, Queen Street, Yetminster, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 6LL, UK

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