MEMBERS of Bradford Movie Makers - the oldest amateur group of its kind in the world - received a standing ovation following a screening in York of A Bunch of Amateurs, a documentary following their filmmaking endeavours.

The award-winning film, by director Kim Hopkins and producer Margareta Szabo of York-based Labor of Love Films, has gained international recognition for its humour, warmth, pathos, and unwrapping of life itself.

At its heart is the 90-year-old club's struggle to stay afloat financially, their efforts to maintain their crumbling back street base, and the touching camaraderie of its members.

Shot in and around their premises in Little Horton - where the club has met since 1935 - and on location in Bradford, this insightfully observed film had a sell-out homecoming premiere at Pictureville Cinema, at Bradford's National Science and Media Museum.

It is now playing at cinemas across the UK, some screenings of which have been followed by question and answer sessions with the film makers and club members.

Bradfordians can see A Bunch of Amateurs at Pictureville throughout this week. The film will be shown tomorrow at 5pm, on Wednesday 23 November at 4.30pm, Thursday November 24 at 11am and on Saturday November 26 at 5pm.