UK New Film Releases Week 39: 25 September – 1 October 2009


New British Feature Films (Fiction) Released in 2009 – 66 [19% of total film releases]
Total Film Releases in the UK in 2009 – 339

The UK film release schedule for the week commencing 25 September 2009 is:

  • Born In 68 (FRA)
  • Creation (Jon Amiel, 2009, UK) #62 British feature film release 2009
  • The Crimson Wing (USA/UK) Documentary
  •  Fame (USA)
  •  The Godfather (USA) Reissue
  • Heart of Fire (GER/ITA/AUS/FRA)
  • Jack Said (Lee Basannavar and Michael Tchoubouroff, 2009, UK) #63 British feature film release 2009
  • Management (USA)
  • The Soloist (Joe Wright, 2009, UK/USA/FRA) #64 British feature film release 2009
  • Surrogates (USA)
  • White Lightnin’ (Dominic Murphy, 2009, UK) #65 British feature film release 2009
  • Morris: A Life With Bells On (Lucy Akhurst, 2009, UK) #66 British feature film relaese 2009 27 September

An avalanche of British films this week, including five features, but only two of which are playing in Leicester – Joe Wright’s attempt to raise the importance and value of sound in the cinema, The Soloist, and Jon Amiel’s historical biopic of the events in the life of Charles Darwin leading to the publication of ‘On The Origin Of Species’, Creation. Both look like serious and worthy efforts that would expect to get wide distribution.


Not so for the other new British films this week. It might be enough to say that Jack Said stars Danny Dyer, but it is probably more interesting than that suggests since it it is a crime noir adaptation of a graphic novel reminiscent of the style of Sin City. It will quickly be available on DVD (5 October).


Dominic Murphy’s debut feature film White Lightnin’ is an intriguiging biopic set in the Appalachian mountains about the ‘dancing outlaw’ Jesco White, and has been shown at festiveals such as Berlin and Sundance. One to look out for I think.


Lastly, and maybe leastly, Morris: A Life With Bells On, a comic mockumentary about Morris dancing. It has to be funnier than Blackball doesn’t it?


A useful application on the film’s website allows you to find out ‘Where you can see the film’ – nowhere in the East Midlands, but in several places in the West Midlands (Derby?) and elsewhere. Lucky escape or diabolical liberty?

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