ISSUE 1255

How underdog Jawbone became the knockout movie of the year – featuring Johnny Harris

A new British boxing film, Jawbone, shows one man’s search for redemption after falling homeless. The only place he ever felt he belonged was in the gym, and this week we look at how these places, up and down the country, provide guidance and direction to young lives. The lessons learned go way beyond how to throw a punch, says Jawbone’s writer and star Johnny Harris. Also on the bill this week: we speak to film’s co-stars Ray Winstone, Michael Smiley and Barry McGuigan, while Paul Weller explains why he chose this film as his first film soundtracks.

"HOW UNDERDOG JAWBONE BECAME KNOCKOUT MOVIE OF THE YEAR!" – I'm incredibly proud, and humbled to announce that this is the front cover of next weeks 'The Big Issue' Magazine. – @bigissueuk is quite simply the most important magazine on sale today, and they've dedicated a large portion of this weeks issue to our new film 'Jawbone'. – The film explores themes that this magazine is working incredibly hard to help dismantle, and it's a genuine honour that they would include our film in their publication like this. – This issue goes on sale tomorrow: Monday 8th May… and you can buy a copy from your local vendor. – Also… DON'T MISS THIS!!!… On Monday 8th May… for one night only you can see both the film JAWBONE plus an exclusive Q&A afterwards, featuring Johnny Harris, Ray Winstone, Barry McGuigan, Michael Smiley etc… Broadcast LIVE from the London Premiere to local cinemas all over the UK. – TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW! – Check out our official Facebook page @Jawbonethemovie for a list of all participating cinemas local to you, including Odeon, VUE, Cineworld, Showcase… and lots more! – 'Jawbone' stars Johnny Harris, Ray Winstone, Michael Smiley, and Ian McShane. The original soundtrack for the movie was composed, arranged, and performed by songwriting legend Paul Weller. Boxing consultants on the film are Shane and Barry McGuigan. – #JawboneTheMovie #Jawbone #TheBigIssue #JohnnyHarris #RayWinstone #MichaelSmiley #IanMcShane #PaulWeller #BarryMcGuigan #ShaneMcGuigan #ComingSoon #LiveSatelliteScreenings #8thMay #EmpireMagazine #VueCinema #Odeon #ShowcaseCinema #Cineworld #EverymanCinema #BFI #BBCFilms #ParlophoneRecords

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Also this week:

  • With the border between Northern and Southern Ireland now a Brexit top priority, Garrett Carr recently walked the length of the only landlink between the UK and the EU to see what the people there think of the state they’re in.
  • In his Letter To My Younger Self, vintage actor Ian McShane reflects on how stopping drinking changed his life. “Life took on a new meaning when I got sober,” he says.
  • As developer-led housing projects push prices up and force people from where they want to live, Adam Forrest investigates how community land trusts could change all that by letting people buy their homes while fixing the value at an affordable level.

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And, as always, much more…