The Photo Film Club #003
Saturday 5th March / 3.30pm
North Wales Premiere + Director's Q&A
PRIDE IN OUR VALLEY (Dir. Roger Tiley)
THE PHOTO FILM CLUB hosts a photography based film or documentary roughly every 4-6 weeks on a Saturday afternoon in the wonderful Theatr Colwyn cinema.
Watch a photography based film, meet some old friends, make some new friends, then maybe go on for an optional drink, snack or meal somewhere in the town for a bit of a social.
We aim to keep the tickets prices for the film screenings as low as we possibly can to open up the screening for more people. If you are in the position to help out a little more, please consider making an extra donation to Oriel Colwyn at checkout.
Our second Photo Film Club event is on SATURDAY 5th MARCH at 3.30pm (doors 3.00pm) where we will be showing the film PRIDE IN OUR VALLEY.
Tickets are priced at £5 - Why not make a day of it and join us after for the opening of Craig Easton's FISHERWOMEN at 6.30pm in Oriel Colwyn. (Click for more info)
Ohh.. and one last thing, it is not really a club, we just liked the name… Its not exclusive, you don’t have to join and everyone is welcome!
Photo Film Club #003
PRIDE IN OUR VALLEY
- dir ROGER TILEY Cert(TBC)
+ Good Evening - 'Elvis is Dead' (A short documentary film following tribute acts and fans at the Porthcawl Elvis Festival, Wales)
Followed by Director's Q&A
SATURDAY 5th MARCH 2022 at 3.30pm (doors 3.00pm)
North Wales Premiere!
Screening followed by a Q&A with documentary director, Roger Tiley
A cinematic documentary film captures a year in the life of the community in the upper Dulais Valley, South Wales where coal mining has all but gone. The open cast mine closed in late 2021 whilst the coal washery currently remains open, it closes imminently in early 2022, ending a long history of coal mining in the area.
During the 1984/85 miners’ strike, lesbians and gays formed a group called Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners'. They travelled from London and visited the Dulais Valley, generously donating money to striking miners and their families. The story is dramatized in the film 'Pride'. The bond between LGSM and the local community remains strong to this day and regular visits are made to the upper Dulais Valley.
Roger Tiley (Rog), was born in 1960, growing up in a small mining community in the South Wales Valleys. Indeed, many of his relatives were coal miners.
Whilst studying A-levels at the local sixth form college, Roger was invited to join a new A level photography course, asthe lecturer was desperately short of student numbers and Roger was facing being expelled from college. It was life changing andafter completing his A levels, he began an apprenticeship as an industrial photographer for a large international car components manufacturer.
It proved to be a valuable grounding, but his love was for documentary photography and in 1982, Roger gained a place on the prestigious Documentary Photography course, under the leadership of Magnum photographer, David Hurn.
On completion, Roger began to work for national and international newspapers and magazines. His work gained international recognition, especially his work in coal mining areasduring the 1984/85 miners' strike.
This early work led to commissions in the USA and the UK, regularly exhibiting in numerous group and solo exhibitions.
Roger has presented lectures in both the UK and USA and has also worked as a lecturer in lens based media. But his philosophy has always been 'practice what you preach'. "Many
in academia talk a good talk and not practice what they preach!"
In more recent years, Roger has worked on moving image assignments, recently directing the full length cinematic documentary, titled 'Pride in our Valley'.
Hobbies include playing rugby at the tender age of 60, fitness training and dancing 🙂
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