Way of The Morris [DVD]
Actor and filmmaker Tim Plester directs this documentary about Morris dancing, in which he explores his family’s background in the tradition. The English folk dance, which originated in the 15th century, is not often taken seriously in today’s world. With village archive and home footage, and input from singer-songwriter Billy Bragg and folk musician Chris Leslie, the film explores the history of the Morris way and examines its place in the present day.
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A heartfelt ode to agrarian roots and rural brother, WAY OF THE MORRIS follows award-winning filmmaker Tim Plester on a journey to from the English village green of his childhood to the killing fields of The Somme, in search of a connection with the much-aligned native dances that run deep in his bloodline.
Selected by the UK Film Focus as one of the "breakthrough" British films of the year, WAY OF THE MORRIS features contributions from iconic singer-songwriter Billy Bragg and Fairpoint Convention's Chris Leslie.
- Unseen Billy Bragg
- Trailers and Teasers
- 'Clockwork Morris' Promo
- Audio Commentary with The Filmmakers (Joined by the author, Rob Young)
- Audio Commentary with The Adderbury Village Morris Men
- SXSW Interview
|Dimensions||17 × 13.5 × 0.15 cm|
Rob Curry, Tim Plester
Billy Bragg, MyAnna Buring, Chris Leslie