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                         BILL MORRISON • HYPNOTIC PICTURES The Miners' Hymns The Guardian, 3/7/14
Review: The miners' strike: digging into the past with Bill Morrison and AV festival
by Sukhdev Sandu
The Guardian, 3/7/14

"This month there will be many articles, radio programmes and TV documentaries marking the 30th anniversary of the beginning of the miners' strike: few will be as beautiful or as achingly melancholic as The Miners' Hymns."
                         BILL MORRISON • HYPNOTIC PICTURES The Miners' Hymns Los Angeles Times, 2/17/14
Review: "The Miners' Hymns" at Royce Hall, CAP UCLA
by Mark Swed
Los Angeles Times, 2/17/14

Review: The film 'Miners' Hymns' and its evocative, live score

"As Bill Morrison's film about coal workers in England is shown at Royce Hall, Jóhann Jóhannsson's score is performed — and a mystical aura results."
                         BILL MORRISON • HYPNOTIC PICTURES The Miners' Hymns
Trailer: "The Miners' Hymns"

A film by Bill Morrison
Original score by Jóhann Jóhannsson
Produced by Forma

Distributed by Icarus Films
Distributed by the BFI

(2011, 52 min, HD)

A wordless documentary depicting the ill-fated mining community in North East England.

"The Miners' Hymns is quite simply one of the best and most beautiful films of the year." - Michael Glitz, Huffington Post, 10/26/12
                         BILL MORRISON • HYPNOTIC PICTURES The Miners' Hymns Screen Daily, 04/22/11
Review: "The Miners' Hymns" at Tribeca Film Festival
by Howard Feinstein
Screen Daily, 04/22/11

"Morrison does not assemble, nor does he go directly from point A to point B. He manipulates images, enhancing mood and scoring progressive political points through his juxtapositions. The Burnsians are gifted artisans; Morrison goes further: He is an unapologetic poet, a unique talent."
                         BILL MORRISON • HYPNOTIC PICTURES The Miners' Hymns The New York Times, 2/7/12
Review: "The Miners' Hymns" at Film Forum
by Manohla Dargis
The New York Times, 2/7/12

"A miner himself of a type, Mr. Morrison has dug into the archives of the likes of the British Film Institute to cull primarily black-and-white images so rich, so alive with dirty faces, shadows and the occasional pit pony that they resurrect a world that for many has long been lost to history."
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