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The Beat is The Law on Fox News in America!

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Here’s a clip of Fox 9 News in Minneapolis covering the Sound Unseen Music and Film Festival. Half way through the reporter discusses The Beat Is The Law with the festival organiser.
Its interesting because despite the film being about Pulp, she really likes the socio-political aspect of the film and ends with a shot of a guy collecting money for the miners to keep them off the dole. Its a bit surreal to see Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News showing derelict steel factories, police and protesters protesting about the oppressive regime of The Iron Lady herself, Margaret Thatcher, being beamed to homes across what is a large population in Minneapolis at breakfast time!
The film is screening tonight at 9pm, Trylon Cinema, Sound Unseen

M.A. Listens in on ‘Sound Unseen’: MyFoxTWINCITIES.com

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The Beat is The Law at Leeds University conference on Miners’ Strike

Thursday, January 28th, 2010


The Beat is The Law will be screened at Leeds University (25th-27th March) as part of a 3 day conference discussing the 84/85 Miners Stike including a rountable discussion about the film and the broader issues associated with the strike, Thatcher and the role music played in that period. This conference coincides with the 25th anniversary of the end of the strike.

Hopefully Russell Senior (Pulp) will be attending the conference. Others include David Peace (author  of The Red Riding Trilogy and Damned United) and the photographer Martin Shakeshaft (who’s work we have incorporated into the film – see photo above)

Here’s a clip of Russell talking about the NUM leader Arthur Scargill:

Pulp on The Miners Strike from thebeatisthelaw on Vimeo.

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…There’s something very powerful here…

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Russell Senior from Pulp talks about meeting Arthur Scargill during The Miners Strike.

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The Beat is the Law 80s Special

A Film by Eve Wood

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