The English Surgeon, A film by Geoffrey Smith
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2014

Henry Marsh's new book is now available:

Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery

Reviews in The Times, The Independent & The Telegraph.

Click here to buy on Amazon.

2011

The English Surgeon wins the 2011 Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton Award! Click here for more info

2010

Henry Marsh has been honoured with a CBE! Click here for more info

The English Surgeon has won the Emmy for Outstanding Science and Technology Programming!!! Click here for more info

The Directors Guild of America has nominated Geoffrey Smith for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2009. The winner will be announced at the 62nd Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 30, 2010. Click here for more info

Manohla Dargis of the NY Times and Betsy Sharkey of the LA Times choose The English Surgeon as one of their favorite films of 2009.

2009

Director Geoffrey Smith interviewed for POV on PBS. Click here to watch.
POV viewers comment on The English Surgeon Click here for more.

Wall Street Journal article Read here

Suregon Henry Marsh on NPRs Talk of the Nation 9/7/2009 Click here to listen.

The English Surgeon won the Audience Award at KOS Health Film Festival More

Director Geoffrey Smith will be on The Treatment with Elvis Mitchell Weds Sept 2nd. Click here to listen.

The English Surgeon opens Friday, 14 August at the Roxie Theatre 3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA

The English Surgeon at Laemmle Theatre  Music Hall 3 Los Angeles, CA from Friday, 31 July thru Thursday, 6 August.

Los Angeles Times review - Read here

The Enlgish Surgeon reviewed on KPCC AirTalk Film Week - Listen here

Geoffrey Smith and Henry Marsh on WNYC - Leonard Lopate show!

The NY Times says: "Enthralling, astonishing...agonizingly human." - Read here

The English Surgeon in Daily Candy

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis are releasing White Lunar on 9/21. The Playlist says...

The English Surgeon opens Friday, 31 July for an engagement until Thursday, August 6 - Laemmle Theatre  Music Hall 3 Los Angeles, CA

Join Director Geoffrey Smith Friday, 31 July - Saturday 1 August  for Q & A at 5:00pm and 7:20pm shows 

More glowing reviews of NY opening!

The NY Times says: "Enthralling, astonishing...agonizingly human." - Read full review

The English Surgeon in Daily Candy

The NY Daily News on the The English Surgeon - Read full review

Time Out - Read full review

New York Magazine - Read full review

Hammer to Nail - Read full review

The L Magazine Read full review

On Septemeber 21, 2009 Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, composers of The English Surgeon's soundtrack, are releasing White Lunar , a double CD comprising of soundtrack music they've compsed for The English Surgeon, The Proposition and The Assassination of Jesse James (among others). Read an excerpt from Subba Cultcha's review of White Lunar below:

"In 2007, Cave and Ellis scored Geoffrey Smith’s harrowing The English Surgeon, a film tracing Dr. Henry Marsh’s struggle to bring neurosurgery to post-Soviet Ukraine. Amplifying the enterprising doctor’s frustrations and anxieties, his practical genius and ethical dread, the music sighs and whines like the surgical instruments Marsh shanghais from the NHS."

The English Surgeon begins a one week engagement in Los Angeles on July 31st at Laemmle Theatre .

The English Surgeon begins a theatrical run in New York City on July 24th at Cinema Village

Director Geoffrey Smith interviewed on NPR's Salt Lake City affiliate KUER by Doug Fabrizio on "Radio West". Click Here to listen.

The English Surgeon just won the Audience Award at Docudays in Kyiv, Ukraine

At Cinema Eye on 29 March we are up for Outstanding Achievement in International Feature and Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition.

The English Surgeon recently won the prestigious Audience Award at ZagrebDox in Croatia, and is in competition this week at the Sofia Film Festival in Bulgaria, as well as playing at DoxBox in Damascus, One World in Romania and Sarasota Film Festival in Florida across the rest of March

From 6 - 19 January 2009 The English Surgeon played to packed houses at the prestigious Palm Springs Film Festival and then began its theatrical run in Spain with a premiere in Barcelona. The great people at Parallel 40 there have managed to get it seen in over 45 towns and cities across Spain throughout January.

On 6 February 2009 The English Surgeon opens the big Ambulante Travelling Film Festival in Mexico which takes in over 20 cities around the country.

7 & 16 February 2009 Portland Film Festival - Portland, OR

8 February 2009 Spokane Film Festival - Spokane, WA

15 February 2009 Boulder Film Festival - Boulder, Co

21 February 2009 Available Light Festival - Whitehorse, The Yukon, Canada.

19 - 22 February 2009 Beloit Film Festival - Beloit, WI

4 March 2009 Salem Film Festival - Salem, MA

2 - 6 April 2009 Ashland Film Festival - Ashland, OR

In March the film is in Damascus, and is then up for two Cinema Eye awards on the 29th in NYC.

On 31 March 2009 we open the Spring/Summer run of Stranger than Fiction in NYC which is a wonderful way to launch the US theatrical release in April. Look out for some US publicity featuring Henry late march….

2008

October 27th - It is a very busy time for the film at the moment having been to the Hamptons International Film Festival, Cinema Verite in Tehran and DocLisboa in October, and now Doc Leipzig, Belgrade, Sevilla Film Festival, CPH in Copenhagen and then the biggest Doc festival in the world, IDFA in Amsterdam. We had a special IDFA screening for the public on Oct 26th as part of promoting the Festival, and HOTDOCS is kicking off its Canadian tour of the best documentaries from around the world with a Gala screening in Calgary on Nov 5th with brain surgeon Henry Marsh in attendance.

August 18th - WOW! Brand new website.

August 13th - Opening night's speaker at the Danish TV Festival in Copenhagen. In front of an audience of documentary makers, I was interviewed at length by Eva Mulvad who made a wonderful film called "Enemies of Happiness". James Marsh followed with "Man on Wire"...

August 9th - Packed out open air screening in Prizren, Kosovo as part of a great Festival here called Dokufest. During the screening we had a noisy fight from two huge tom cats under the screen, and then just as the operation was starting, the local mosque had it's amplified call to prayer which just added to the atmosphere. Priceless...

July 26th - Very surprised to win the Best International Feature documentary prize tonight. And in front of about 1,800 people...

July 24th - Visiting the stunning city of Guanajuato in Mexico as part of the Expression en Corto festival. This town is magical - full of underground tunnels, baroque buildings and fantastic street life.

March 27th - Q&A with director Geoffrey Smith & neurosurgeon Henry Marsh on YouTube. Click to watch.

news

Henry Marsh's new book is now available:

Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery

Reviews in The Times, The Independent & The Telegraph.

Click here to buy on Amazon.

The English Surgeon wins the 2011 Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton Award! Click here for more info

Henry Marsh has been honoured with a CBE! Click here for more info

The English Surgeon has won the Emmy for Outstanding Science and Technology Programming!!! Click here for more info

The Directors Guild of America has nominated Geoffrey Smith for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2009. The winner will be announced at the 62nd Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 30, 2010. Click here for more info

Manohla Dargis of the NY Times and Betsy Sharkey of the LA Times choose The English Surgeon as one of their favorite films of 2009.

Director Geoffrey Smith interviewed for POV on PBS. Click here to watch.

POV viewers comment on The English Surgeon Click here for more.

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