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7th September – Ilkley Film Festival
We’re proud to announce that the first of our monthly Ilkley Live Cinema Experiences beginning on Sunday 7 September will be MINING VISIONS: THE MINERS’ STRIKE 30 YEARS ON, featuring four films, including two very special previews; panel discussions with guests ranging from filmmakers to journalists and miners themselves; filmmaker Q&As, and special guests throughout the day.
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.
We’re pleased to announce we have invested in a new online ticketing system, so you can now book for just £1 per transaction. Plus, we have great value passes for the whole day for just £15. Tickets are also available in person from Ilkley Visitor Information Centre.
Book now online for what will be a truly memorable day for film in Ilkley.