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Tony Benn: Will and Testament, at a cinema near you next week

benn_film portrait adTony Benn, the longest serving Labour MP in history, is also, arguably, the most popular UK politician of all time. Across the globe and in particular over the last five years his brand of socialism has struck a cord with people of all ages and social backgrounds. For the first time ever through intimate, quasi confessional interviews and his personal, photographic and film archive ‘Will And Testament’ reveals a very human face behind the political mask.

In this feature length film, Tony Benn also criss-crosses the UK bearing witness to major social and political upheavals and events. This documentary is an exclusive and deeply personal look at the life of a national treasure, a frank, candid and sometimes painful exploration of the great themes of life that affected him and affect us all, love, loss, hopes, dreams, fears and death. Never before has a person of his calibre and reputation spoken to camera in such a direct way.

The film is in local cinemas from 3 October. See here for a list of which cinemas and links for timings and further details. There is also a special screening on 5 October, at 4:30pm with a panel discussion afterwards with guests including Labour MP for Islington North Jeremy Corbyn, convenor of the Stop The War Coalition Lindsey German, former BBC Political Editor John Sergeant and Director Of Photography on Will and Testament Michael Miles. This is live from the Genesis Cinema, Whitechapel in East London but linked to cinemas throughout Britain live by satellite – further details here.

 

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