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Molly Dineen Collection: Volume Three

Synopsis
This is the third of three volumes that brings all of Molly Dineen’s films to DVD.

GERI (1999, 89 minutes): Geri Halliwell, the most colourful and outrageous of the Spice Girls, has dramatically left the band. Two days later Dineen joins her as she seeks solace with family and friends, dodges the paparazzi, and embarks on her new career. This rollercoaster ride is a fascinating glimpse of fame and celebrity, and the personality behind that infamous Union Jack dress.

THE LORD’S TALE (2002, 105 minutes): Dineen follows one of the greatest upheavals in the history of parliament: the abolition of hereditary peers. With customary sensitivity, Dineen puts a human face on the constitutional crisis, weaving together the strands of the personal and the public to make one of the most astute political documentaries of the New Labour era.

THE LIE OF THE LAND (2007, 90 minutes): As the country clamours for a ban on fox hunting, Dineen uncovers the unpleasant truths of life in the British countryside, where farmers struggle to survive under the weight of government legislation and the national indifference towards them.

Extras include a Party Election Broadcast by the Labour Party (1997, 10 minutes): Dineen’s candid portrait of Tony Blair; new documentary featuring previously-unseen footage of Tony Blair on and off duty during his 1997 election campaign (2011, 10 minutes); interviews with Geri Halliwell and Molly Dineen on the making of Geri (2011)
interview with Molly Dineen on the making of The Lord’s Tale and The Lie of the Land (2011); a booklet featuring new essays and notes from Stella Bruzzi, Peter Dale and BFI curators.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2011
Subjects
Media studies
Keywords
documentary films; farming; fox hunting; House of Lords; Labour Party (Great Britain); political parties; rural communities; television documentary films; Halliwell, Geri; Spice Girls

Credits

Director
Molly Dineen

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Duration/Size
236 minutes
Year
2013

Distributor

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN

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