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ALL MY LIFE'S BURIED HERE - The Story of George Butterworth is being released on DVD

ALL MY LIFE'S BURIED HERE - The Story of George Butterworth is being released on DVD

A message from Stewart Hajdukiewicz, filmmaker, producer and director, of the documentary film 'ALL MY LIFE'S BURIED HERE - The Story of George Butterworth.

The documentary is being released on DVD on 23 November, and from 30 November will be available by mail order from the film's website

The film is an entirely independent production that was three years in the making, and has been touring UK cinemas through 2019, screening in 30 venues to date, including at Sidmouth, Whitby, Manchester, Shepley and Otley folk festivals.

The film tells Butterworth's remarkable story for the first time on screen and includes detailed sequences on his involvement in morris and country dancing, as well as focussing on his dancing colleagues Maud and Helen Karpeles, and Cecil Sharp.

The limited edition DVD/BluRay package includes the complete film plus absorbing extra features such as Michael Heaney handling and discussing the original Kinora Reels at the VWML, the late Alun Howkins on Sharp's first encounter with Kimber and the dancers at Headington Quarry, plus a 20 page booklet with new articles by Shirley Collins, Malcolm Taylor, Anthony Murphy and Katie Howson. The film's DVD publication has been kindly supported by Halsway Manor, The RVW Trust and Sussex Traditions.

The official launch of the DVD takes place on Saturday 23 November at 12.30pm with a full screening at Lewes Depot followed by an opportunity to purchase advance copies of the DVD at a discounted price, before the discs go on general sale from 29 November. Tickets for the launch are on sale from the Depot's website or by calling 01273 525354

More details can be found on the film's website,

Many thanks

Stewart (filmmaker)