Good news if you’re in the UK – BBC2 is doing what it should always do – promoting the best of British movies, this time under the title of The Summer Of British Film.
Part of the season is a seven-part documentary series called British Film Forever, with contributions from the great and the good of British flicks. The rest is about screening the pick – around 70 in total, including films as diverse as Billy Elliot, Gregory’s Girl, From Russia With Love, The 39 Steps, This Sporting Life, Whistle Down The Wind and Witchfinder General.
And as part of the season, the UK Film Council is releasing of seven of Britain’s greatest films at cinemas across the UK on Tuesday’s from 31 July to 11 September. Those are Goldfinger, Brief Encounter, Billy Liar, Laurence Olivier’s Henry V, The Wicker Man, The Dam Busters and Withnail And I.
Which means a few nights out as well as a few nights in.