Wednesday, May 2, 2012

God Save My Shoes

Director: Julie Benasra

“Fuck – I just had to have them!”

This documentary is a beautiful expose of shoes and the people who love them. Taken from the perspective of many shoefiles from across the globe the movie gives fascinating sociological insights into the allure of fashion accessories and how much they mean to their owners. Shoe addiction is commonly dismissed as a petty aberration but the fashion shoe business is massive and exists because customers have a weakness for expensive footwear. No one is sure what the attraction is but it does exist and this documentary explores the phenomenon in an informed and entertaining way. Love it, and if Ferragamo’s and Manolo Blahnik’s are in your mind, then this is a must see doco.

Much anticpated God Save My Shoes DVD, documentary about women and shoes, will release in the US and Canada on May 8th. The film will be available across more than 30 VOD and pay-per-view platforms including Time Warner Cable, iTunes and Dish Networks. The complete list of VOD partners will be available on God Save My Shoes website . A special edition of the DVD, including the feature film and over 30 minutes of select interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, is also available exclusively from the God Save My Shoes website on May 8th. For each DVD sold Soles4Souls will donate a pair of shoes to someone in need. To celebrate the release, everyone who joins the God Save Shoes e-mailing list from the website, will receive an electronic goodie bag containing the film’s official soundtrack, various images and wallpapers for your mobile, and a 20% discount to purchase the DVD.

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