Morris: A Life with Bells On

As Andrew Denny has reported on Granny Buttons a rather small film is creating a rather large wave. Morris: A Life With Bells On is only being shown in a few small locations but there are more Morris dancers and "Morris widows" out there than in just these small communities where the film is being played. We would LOVE to see this film - a light hearted look at an obscure "man only" tradition (Oh yes, it really still is in some locations). As one of these aforementioned widows I urge everyone who reads this to sign the petition to show support for this film and to let it be known that we want this film to be shown nationally...

...And just to show that we appreciate our Morris dancers and their hanky waving, ale and cider drinking and bell jingling ways. Our local market squares and taverns would not be the same without them.

Anyone interested in knowing more about the Morris side that my hubby belongs to click on the link on the right. Remember, a Morris side near you will be recruiting!

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Zhoen said...

Looks wonderful. Have signed the petition. It would be a big hit here. With the Sundance Film Festival in town, we actually support a number of independent theaters, and could well love such a film. Thanks so much.

herhimnbryn said...

Yay for the Morris!

Avus said...

Would you believe that HHnB actually told me about this from Australia! (As a Morris follower I was shamed)

I have looked at all the trailers and love it. However, its showings all read like a poetic symphony of Dorset place names - wonderful, but far from local.

So I have signed the petition and also emailed the production company to ask when (if....please!) they will be marketing a DVD (no reply yet).

PS You have a personal posting on my blog.