A Bunch of Amateurs12A

Directed by Kim Hopkins | UK | 2022 | 1h 35m | Starring Colin Egglestone, Harry Nicholls, Joe Ogden, Philip Wainman, Marie McCahery

Formed in 1932, Bradford Movie Makers is one of the oldest amateur filmmaking clubs in the world, meeting once a week to watch films and work on their own low budget projects. Once a thriving community, these days the membership is dwindling and the group struggle to keep group alive. Kim Hopkins’ hilarious and heart-warming documentary follows the club’s ups and downs, while exploring the enduring power of film and friendship. Winner of the Audience Award at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Reviews

‘A nice reminder that, like all kinds of love, cinephilia isn’t so easy to extinguish.’
Tim Grierson, Screen International

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20:30

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2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
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Tomorrow (Sunday 16th June)

14:30

Army of Shadows 12A
2h 25m | French w/ English subtitles
A group of French resistance fighters battle against the Nazis in German-controlled Marseilles as well as suspicion amongst their own ranks in Jean-Pierre Melville's gripping wartime thriller.

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17:30

Slow 15
1h 48m | Lithuanian w/ English subtitles
A dancer and a sign language interpreter redefine what intimacy means for their relationship when one of them reveals that they are asexual in this award-winning Lithuanian drama.

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20:00

There's Still Tomorrow 15
1h 58m | Italian w/ English subtitles
The arrival of a mysterious letter inspires a housewife to stand up to her husband and imagine a better future for her family in this sweeping, record-breaking Italian melodrama.

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