KEIGHLEY’S Picture House cinema is hosting a special screening of acclaimed locally-produced film A Bunch of Amateurs.

And the event – on Sunday, December 4, starting at 5.30pm – will include a question-and-answer session with the film's director Kim Hopkins and producer Margareta Szebo.

A Bunch of Amateurs – which was presented at the recent Leeds Film Festival – centres around the Bradford Movie Makers, an amateur film-making society.

In contrast to its heyday in the 1960s and 70s, the club is now on its uppers.

Membership is ageing and dwindling, the society hasn't paid the rent on its clubhouse for years and the building is crumbling.

But the group provides a lifeline for its members.

Picture House owner, Charles Morris, says: "This terrific and very moving documentary shows how the society – fuelled by bickering, biscuits and cinephilia – is a lifeline for its members who weather bereavements, loneliness and fiercely argued creative differences within its peeling walls. The director finds comedy in their idiosyncratic passion, without ever being mean or mocking.

"I am very pleased to be welcoming Kim and Margareta to the question-and-answer session after the film. It will be wonderful to learn more about its making."