A Field In England premiere

FILM Nowadays, with megabucks advertising campaigns for the likes of Iron Man and god-knows-what-else superhero movies, it’s becoming difficult for indie films to be heard above the noise. So we’re excited about this new approach from British indie A Field In England (directed by Ben Wheatley, who did Sightseers and Kill List), which is doing a huge cross-platform launch on Friday: cinema, DVD, view-on-demand online, and a screening on freebie channel Film4, who funded the movie. It feels like a bit of a watershed moment, and the film itself looks great, too: a Civil War trip involving magic mushrooms and Reece Shearsmith. Trailer below.

Watch on Film4, Friday 5th July at 10.35pm or if you prefer a bigger screen, at FACT at 6.30pm.

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One Response to “The Weekly Seven: 1st July 2013”

  1. Tony Cowin

    Really looking forward to A Field In England on friday night. Read a good interview with Ben Wheatley aboutthe film the other day. It sounds mad, beautiful and scary.

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