A remarkable dramatisation of the 1970 dispute in which over 25,000 clothing workers, the majority of them women, went on strike for a gender-equal shilling-per-hour pay increase, but were controversially undermined by their own union. Leeds United! was broadcast on Halloween night 1974 and remains a magnificently skillful and stirring account of workplace conditions and gender revolt. Shot in pivotal local locations including Leeds Town Hall for a rousing and passionate workers meeting, the complexities and political engagement of this rarely-seen piece of television history ring true over forty years on. The late Liz Dawn from Coronation Street had a breakthrough role in Leeds United! which also featured future Street co-star Lynne Perrie.

We're delighted to welcome director Roy Battersby and producer Kenith Trodd for the screening on 3rd November.

You can find an excellent and extensive article by writer and academic David Rolinson about Leeds United! here.

Part of a series of special Leeds Film City presentations in LIFF31 that also include:

Carnival Messiah: The Film

Leeds Film Interludes: Guided Walk

Leeds on Film with the Yorkshire Film Archive

Le Prince: A Day of Celebration & New Exhibition

A White Horse in Roundhay: Louis le Prince Talk

Ticket offers: the LIFF 2017 Pass is incredible value or see 6 films for the price of 5 (available by phone or in person only) - details here.

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