London Drama ‘Urban Hymn’ – In UK Cinemas From Today!

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British Social-Drama ‘Urban Hymn’ in cinemas today!


“Very powerful, brought tears to my eyes. Strong, believable characters, great storyline with strong themes: friendship, trust, betrayal and the power of music.” – Alex Osborne, BBC News

Set against the backdrop of the 2011 UK summer riots, ‘Urban Hymn’ follows a young female offender who possesses a remarkable voice and a determined social worker who inspires her to use it.

Bulldog Film Distribution are very pleased to announce the UK release of ‘Urban Hymn’ today.

The British Social-Drama won a +18 Gryphon Award for Best Film at this year’s Giffoni Film Festival. It has been praised by critics and festival-goers, with powerful performances from lead cast: Letitia Wright, Shirley Henderson and Isabella Laughland.

‘Urban Hymn’ is set in urban London. It is a social commentary that explores the power of community and music at a time when some of London’s youth are troubled by mistrust and anger.


Urban Hymn follows a troubled young female offender, Jamie, who possesses an amazing singing voice and an inspiring and unconventional care worker, Kate, who encourages her to use it.

Set against the backdrop of the 2011 British summer youth riots, Urban Hymn is a redemptive coming of age story which explores the choice a volatile teenager has to make between the guidance and support of the mother figure she never had and her loyalty towards her possessive and unstable best friend who refuses to let her go.

This highly volatile and emotionally charged ‘love triangle’ heads towards a dramatic conclusion whose outcome is dependent on whether Jamie can make her voice heard.

Cinema listings can be found here.

Release Details:

30th September 2016
Runtime: 114 mins approx
Cert: 15


Shirley Henderson
Letitia Wright
Isabella Laughland
Ian Hart
Steven Mackintosh
Shaun Parkes


Michael Caton-Jones


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