Miners Strike films at Ilkley film festival

Mining Visions: The Miners’ Strike Thirty Years On

Sunday 7 September, 13:00 – 21:00

From the very beginning of cinema with the stunning archive footage of The Miners’ Hymns, let us take you on a journey through our region’s mining heritage. We move from archive to re-enactment as you are transported to the most violent clash of the 1984 strike in Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller’s The Battle of Orgreave. After a heated panel discussion, we move to present day filmmaking as we give you your first chance to see the brand new documentary Still the Enemy Within, featuring key players in the miners’ strike never before seen on film, before our grand finale preview screening of Pride. The screening is your chance to see the breakout British comedy hit from Cannes Film Festival before anyone else, starring Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton in the amazing true story of how lesbian and gay activists teamed up to support the miners’ strike in spite of backlash from the Unions.

For more info see here:

Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: