Welcome to Keynsham Film Works
Sorry but there will be no lift service at The Space for February’s film ‘Close’ – we’ve been assured it will be working by the following film ‘Till’ in March.
Whilst I know there have been some lovely sunny days this year it feels like it’s been raining for all of January! The 1st of next month brings us closer to Spring and hopefully less stormy weather. We plan to have a bar and hope to see you all at The Space.
We’ve also been working to remove the annoying spam posts on our facebook page, which is now cleaner and will hopefully be more useful and a place to discuss the films – please use this link to join the group.
We’ve had several positive comments on the improvements to the sound, so hopefully that’s a hurdle we’ve overcome – the next film (Close) is subtitled anyway so not such a big deal.
Everyone’s welcome, bring your friends and enjoy a drink with the film – if you’re trying us out for the first time (where have you been?) it’s £5 on the door. 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.
The entrance to The Space is the side door on Temple Street (opposite Iceland) as there is no access via the Library.
Full membership for the year is still £30, cash, card payments or cheques (payable to Keynsham Film Works) can be made on the night, this gives you entry to all 10 films making it £3 per film. You can pay on our website here using paypal if you prefer and save the paperwork 🙂
If you’d like to receive reminders of the next film via email please join the mailing list – we only send a quick email out on the Monday before the film with details and any relevant message (like snow warnings!).
Our next film is:
7th March 2024
On 28 August 1955 in Money, Mississippi, Emmett Louis Till (Jalyn Hall), a 14-year-old African-American from Chicago, was abducted, tortured and lynched for seemingly offending a white woman in a grocery store while visiting his relatives. His dead body, mutilated and unrecognisable, was discovered in the Tallahatchie river three days later. It is to the credit of filmmaker Chinonye Chukwu that Till has no interest in depicting and therefore sensationalising the heinous crime. Instead, Chukwu reframes the story through the prism of Emmett’s mother Mamie’s fight for justice, an exceptional performance played by Danielle Deadwyler. It’s a smart move, finding hope in a tragedy without cheapening it, while playing out the narrative on a bigger civil-rights canvas and highlights, until the end, the injustices that persist to this day.