KEIGHLEY FILM CLUB is a volunteer organisation run by committed film enthusiasts who wished to bring a remit of art, independent and social documentary films to the Airedale area; such films would otherwise not get a screening locally as they are not being viable for  commercial cinema.

We are part of the Cine North programme operated by the National Media Museum that supports rural cinema; we get support from the Bradford City of Film run by Bradford Council and have had some initial funding from Keighley’s Area Committee. We get ongoing support from Charles Morris, proprietor of Keighley Picture House, which allows our members and supporters to enjoy the luxury and comfort of the cinema.

Picture House

Your vote for films for the 2016 programme

We suggested a number of films for the 2016 programme and following your views and by kind permission of the management of Keighley Picture House we have agreed the following. Don’t forget screening of films is at 6.00pm with doors open at 5.35pm on the third Sunday of each month.

February 21stBrooklyn (12a) (drama/romance)

March 20th – Still Life (12a)  drama

April 17thCarol (15) drama/romance

May 15thTaxi Tehran (12a)  docu-drama

June 19thThe Lobster (15)  black comedy

July 17th – Where to Invade Next (tba)  comedy


Useful Links

Below are some of the organisational links we have a working relationship with:

 www.keighley.nm-cinemas.co.uk  for information on Keighley Picture House

www.screeningfilm.com for film events around the Country

www.bradford-city-of-film.com Information on Bradford City of Film

www.cinenorth.co.uk Information on Cine North from National Media Museum

www.bronte-country.com – Useful information on places to go and things to do in Bronte Country

www.haworth-village.co.uk – useful information on Haworth

www.visitbradford.com – Useful information on the Bradford district

Still The Enemy Within

Picture House Cinema, Sunday 16th November Doors Open at 5:30pm.  Public Screeningstilltheenemy

Still the Enemy Within is a unique insight into one of history’s most dramatic events: the 1984-85 British Miners’ Strike. No experts. No politicians. Thirty years on, this is the raw first-hand experience of those who lived through the UK’s longest strike. Follow the highs and lows of that life-changing year.

In 1984, a conservative government under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher declared war on the unions, taking on the strongest in the country, the National Union of Mineworkers. Following a secret plan, the government began announcing the closure of coal mines, threatening not just an industry but whole communities and a way of life.

Against all the forces the government could throw at them, 160 000 coal miners took up the fight and became part of a battle that would change the course of history. Still the Enemy Within tells the story of a group of miners and supporters who were on the frontline of the strike for an entire year. These were the people Margaret Thatcher labelled ‘the Enemy Within’. Many of them have never spoken on camera before.

Using interviews and a wealth of rare and never before seen archive, Still the Enemy Within draws together personal experiences – whether they’re tragic, funny or terrifying – to take the audience on an emotionally powerful journey through the dramatic events of that year.

Follow Norman Strike, from devising ingenious ways of getting past police road blocks in a key battleground, Nottingham, to suddenly finding himself a minor celebrity after a mishap on national television; Paul Symonds, from the optimism and excitement of a young man fighting for his future to the tragic death of his best friend on a picket line; Joyce Sheppard, from her life as an ordinary housewife to becoming a political activist and facing violence as huge numbers of police are sent in to Yorkshire villages to break the strike.

They along with a range of fascinating characters who fought alongside them, give a frank, emotional and ultimately inspiring account of ordinary people at the centre of extraordinary events. From the infamous Battle of Orgreave, where miners found themselves in a brutal confrontation with over five thousand police, to the hardship endured after almost a year on strike – their story is not just one of personal drama but one that shaped the world we live in today.

‘Still the Enemy Within’ is ultimately a universal tale of ordinary people standing up for what they believe in. It challenges us to look again at our past so that in the words of one miner, “we can still seek to do something about the future”.