|Sun 26th October||7:45pm|
Dir: Owen Gower | UK | 2014 | 112 mins
Owen Gower’s documentary offers a unique insight into the 1984-85 Miner’s Strike. The usual talking heads aren’t present; this is the raw, first-hand story as told by the miners themselves. In 1984 the Thatcher government announces the widespread closure of the coal mines, threatening not just an industry but entire communities and their way of life. 16,000 miners took up the fight and became part of a battle that defined the political landscape of the 80s and 90s. Using interviews and a wealth of rare and never-before-seen archive footage, this is a story of personal dramas against sweeping political change.
We are very pleased to announce that the film documentary producers are putting on a post feature Q&A at the Picture House with panelists Mark Lacey and Joyce Sheppard.
“A documentary as gripping as any thriller”
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“Heartfelt and stirring”
Mark Kermode, The Observer
- Total Film **** Empire ****The Independent ****The Sunday Times ****Mail on Sunday ****The Observer ****The Guardian ****Time Out
All times listed are the programme start time unless otherwise stated. Films start approx 30 mins after the programme start time.