Before last night's Borderlines Film Festival screening of In Between, we took a few minutes out to say a huge public thank you to Dave and Tom of Knighton Live Promotions, a short lived local group set up to organise live rock nights at the centre. After two gigs the group was forced to call it a day and the decision was made to donate the money raised to the Community Centre. To quote the group, "Today we handed over our remaining funds as a donation to the charity that is the wonderful Knighton Community Centre. Run by a small group of dedicated volunteers who really do put Knighton first." We say thanks to the KLP group for their handsome donation of a little over £500 - and we just wish they had been able to bring more live music to Knighton.
In the picture are, left to right, Connie and Michael, two members of our management committee, Dave Jones and Tom Pugh of KLP, and Karen Plant, management committee chairperson.
Here's news of an exciting film coming up next week. On Saturday 17th Feb (Note that it's not our normal Friday film night) we have a funny and also touching documentary about Afghanistan's most popular and prolific film director.... Salim Shaheen, though unknown outside Afghanistan (until now), has made and distributed more than a hundred movies, working on shoestring budgets, undeterred by rocket attacks, riots or religious fundamentalism. This film follows him as he films his 111th movie, colourfully blending sub-Bollywood action, comedy and lip-synced song-and-dance numbers just the way his Afghan audiences like, in locations where making movies really is a dangerous business!
As usual the film starts at 7.30pm in the Reynolds Room and entrance is just £4. And, because we really want to make this a bit of a special movie-going night, we're offering Afghan style snacks in the interval FREE OF CHARGE. We're already perfecting our boulani recipe in readiness (Google it!).
So... an at times hilarious, heartwarming and touching film about Afghanistan. Come and see "The Prince of Nothingwood" and be amazed.