May 03, 2007
If you don't watch any other film this year...
...I implore you to go and see Taking Liberties.
This is not simply because the director is a close friend. Or that I advised the team at S2SPost on pulling together the book-of-the-film.
Quite simply, it is the most personally relevant film you are likely to see. Too often the idea of civil rights are presented as desparately important but very dull and rather arcane. Moreover, they have been closely associated with the fringes of political debate - the Islington Liberal and the Libertarian Right.
Chris and his team have not only managed to demonstrate (to select an aposite term) the potential impact on the everyday folk but to do with a lot of humour and the wonderful voice of Ashley Jensen to boot. Any film with Boris Johnson and Tony Benn is surely going to have something going for it.
The film is in cinemas from 8 June but there are some advanced screenings at the Hay Festival of Literature and Warwick Arts Centre to name but two.
The blog is worth a read too.
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