Hull on Film: 1st April 2017

The Yorkshire Film Archive is delighted with the response to Hull on Film which is now sold out.  We are sorry that audiences are disappointed to have missed out on this occasion.  

We assure you that, due to the overwhelming interest in Hull on Film, we will be back with a repeat screening and more of Hull’s film heritage soon – watch this space!


Hull on Film - Vue Cinema, Princes Quay Shopping Centre 
Saturday 1st April at 3:45pm and 6pm

Tickets from £5: or 01482 221 113

Whether you are a born and bred Hullensian, or a newcomer to this great city, then don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the upcoming ‘Hull on Film’ archive screening at Vue Cinema Hull on 1st April 2017.

YFA has teamed up with Hull Independent Cinema (HIC) to bring you this fantastic new event as part of the on-going Hull UK City of Culture 2017 celebrations.

Selected from a remarkable collection of archive films from the 20th century including footage newly digitised as part of BFI’s Britain on Film project, Hull on Film reveals a fascinating portrait of the city. From early footage held by the BFI National Archive to home movies, local documentaries and Yorkshire Television productions preserved by the Yorkshire Film Archive, the event opens a window onto local communities and landmark events, as well as capturing the sights, sounds, faces, places, changing landscapes and industries, great events and everyday lives of people in Hull.

Led by Yorkshire Film Archive and Sheffield Doc/Fest, the project to bring Hull on Film to the big screen as part of Hull2017 is supported by the BFI, Film Hub North as part of a year of ‘transformative film culture for Hull’ during its reign as UK City of Culture.

Graham Relton, Yorkshire Film Archive Manager said:  “My biggest challenge curating the Hull on Film screening has been what to leave out: captured in the frames of film preserved in the Yorkshire Film Archive vaults are thousands of moving images showing how the people of Hull grew up, worked and played. These images connect with people in a special way, and events like this are a perfect opportunity to share collective memories and possibly spot a familiar face caught on film.” 

The Hull on Film journey begins in the 1900s, during the earliest days of filmmaking, and takes us through to the building and opening of the iconic Humber Bridge in 1981.  Over 80 years of moving image history will be revealed, including World War I fundraising footage, rare shots of Amy Johnson, and an insight into the work of the Sailors’ Families Society at the Newlands Estate.  

Relive the excitement of the famous Hull Fair, and in contrast reflect on the devastation left behind by the Luftwaffe in 1941, with a poignant film showing the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, who boosted morale, along with Winston Churchill who said “The spirit of the people determines the war, and by the fortitude I have seen today in Hull, I know we shall win.” 

Experience the jubilation of VE Day celebrations across the city, followed by regeneration and renewal during the 1950s, sporting triumphs, the heyday and subsequent decline of Hull’s fishing industry, plus much, much more! 

James Russell, Chair of Trustees at Hull Independent Cinema (HIC), said, "For Hull Independent Cinema, 2017 is all about developing new relationships with local and regional partners and bringing our work to new audiences. We’re delighted to partner with Yorkshire Film Archive, Sheffield Doc/Fest and Vue Cinema Hull Princes Quay to bring this fantastic ‘Hull on Film’ archive programme to a local audience, many of whom will be new to HIC. Growing our audience with events like this in 2017 is a key aim for us as we work towards our long term goal of a new venue for world and independent cinema in the city.” 

Martin Green, Director Hull 2017, commented: "Hull on Film promises an enthralling insight into the story of this city. Yorkshire Film has a fascinating archive of material, which played a part in our opening event Made in Hull. If that whetted your appetite, or you are simply curious to find out more about Hull's history over the last century, this is an event not to be missed, as part of our great year of film."

Join us for an unforgettable Hull 2017 evening, and take a journey through Hull’s rich and diverse film heritage.