Welcome to Keynsham Film Works
We screen films to members and visitors on the first Thursday of the month from September to June at The Space – which is the new building above the library. Doors open at 7.15 for a 7.45 start. We can get quite busy and (so far) seats are on a first come first served basis, there’s no booking in advance it’s simply pay on the door (£5).
We’ve not had to turn people away yet but we’ve been very close and the numbers are rising so getting in early isn’t a bad idea.
We’ve set up a simple bar (run by us) that is only set to cover costs, any suggestions to improve the service greatly received! Hope to see you there and hope you enjoy the film!
The next film is:
7th December 2017
Those of us old enough to remember when early astronaut John Glenn went into space will have a picture in our heads of the mathematicians, scientists and engineers behind the mission. This film based on the non-fiction book by Margot Lee Shetterly illustrates that not all of them were our imagined white males but included young black women such as Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan. Shetterly’s parents worked at Cape Canaveral giving her background knowledge of the space programme. The film tells how, in a desperate search for the talent needed to beat Russia in the space race, NASA became a reluctant employer of a diverse workforce by moving this trio from a segregated block for black pre-computer “number crunchers” to the mainstream development facility once they had recognising their talents in mathematics and engineering. Hidden Figures is a heartwarming tale of their success and teamwork against the odds in an era of discrimination.