by Tim Lezard – 19th May 2014, 7.30 BST
The first-time feature for director Owen Gower tells the story of the strike through the voices of ‘Arthurs Army’ – a group of miners who put themselves on the frontline of every major battle for a year to defend their jobs and their communities.
Thirty years on, the film catches up with Norman, Jim, Howard, Buck, Jip, Joe and Steve to find out what life was really like on the front line. Whether it’s the comic misadventures of having the surname ‘Strike,’ running battles with the police or the death of a best friend, their stories are at once funny, dramatic, sad and ultimately inspiring.
The film will be screened on 1.45pm on June 7th and again at 8.30pm on June 11th, both at Showroom 4 in Sheffield. There will be a Q&A with the team after both screenings. Tickets can be purchased here.
Read a UnionNews interview with director Owen Gower here.
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