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The Photo Film Club #012 – Northern Eye Film Club Special (FREE SCREENING)

Posted on Oct 27, 2023 by in Events

Tuesday 14th November

7pm (doors 6.30pm)

THE PHOTO FILM CLUB hosts a photography based film or documentary roughly every 4-6 weeks in the wonderful Theatr Colwyn cinema.

Watch a photography based film, meet some old friends, make some new friends, become inspired!

Our 12th Photo Film Club event is on TUESDAY 14th NOVEMBER at 7pm (doors 6.30pm) when we will be hosting a FREE event, showing a special selection of short films by some of the speakers at the recent Northern Eye International Photography Festival.

Ohh… and one last thing, it is not really a club, we just liked the name… It’s not exclusive, you don’t have to join and everyone is welcome!

Photo Film Club #012


 Cert (15-TBC)


7pm (doors 6.30pm)


A evening of 4 short films from a selection of our recent Northern Eye event speakers:

We are thrilled to be able to make the tickets FREE for this special event, making the screening fully accessible for all – (please make a donation if your circumstances allow…)

The Water Rats – Jillian Edelstein:  (approx 40 mins)

Shot during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown, this film chronicles the lives of a group of wild swimmers, of different ages, backgrounds and ethnicities, as they forge a lasting bond while swimming in London’s wild cold waters, escaping each day as conspirators in the untamed parts of an urban jungle.

Love for Sale – Jane Hilton: (approx 30 mins)

One of the 10 documentary films made for the BBC. Based in two brothels just outside the city limits of Carson City, Nevada; The Moonlight Bunny Ranch and Madam Kitty’s Cathouse. Nevada is the only state where prostitution is legal. These documentaries challenge the prejudices associated with prostitution. There are no drugs and dark streets. These working girls are hip and glamorous. They live in the desert, under bright blue skies and work in air-conditioned parlours. Jane stayed at the brothels for two years filming and getting inside the lives of the girls, madams and their clients.

Zimmers of Southall 1 and 2 Hark1karan: (approx 8 mins each)

Directed by Hark1karan (Harkaran Singh)
Produced by Alex Donaldson

The release of the film Zimmers of Southall documentary shed a fresh, captivating light on BMW cars. Directed by community photographer Hark1karan and produced by filmmaker Alex Donaldson, this documentary provides an authentic glimpse into the lives of Punjabi West London’s devoted BMW classic car collectors and their passion for dub reggae music. It has garnered acclaim through screenings at prestigious venues such as the Barbican, V&A, and the Flatpack Film Festival in Birmingham. Notably, it earned a place in the British Pavilion’s entry at the esteemed Venice Biennale 2023, featured within a larger film titled “Dancing Before the Moon.”

Following a successful social media callout for women who drive BMW cars, which received an overwhelming response, Hark1karan and Donaldson began planning the sequel, “Zimmers of Southall 2. A short documentary sequel that shines a light on how classic car culture provides a safe space for the women of West London’s Punjabi community

Tickets for this special short film night are FREE

(… or by kind donation)

We gratefully acknowledge Ffilm Cymru Wales support for our regular Photo Film Club screenings.