LEIGH Film Factory is showing a highly-rated documentary about an amateur film-making society's struggle for survival.

On Sunday, November 27, the independent cinema, located on the fourth floor of Leigh Spinners Mill, will present the limited release 'A Bunch of Amateurs, which has been receiving rave reviews at national and international film festivals.

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Leigh Journal: The limited release documentary has been highly rated at film festivalsThe limited release documentary has been highly rated at film festivals (Image: A Bunch of Amateurs)

Directed by Kim Hopkins, the film follows a bunch of British amateur filmmakers at Bradford Movie Makers, who tackle one of Hollywood's greatest musicals in order to save their beloved club.

With the once buzzing club now only scraping a handful of members, the documentary shows the gallant efforts to rebuild while highlighting how much of a lifeline the club is for its ageing members.

'A Bunch of Amateurs' is the latest film to screen at the Film Factory, which has a schedule of classics and new releases planned in the lead up to Christmas.

Leigh Journal: There has been great feedback to the Film Factory since its launchThere has been great feedback to the Film Factory since its launch (Image: Leigh Film Factory)

Funded entirely through public donations and built almost exclusively with recycled materials, the cinema has received great feedback from the film lovers who have attended since its launch in August.

Launching out of a small Tydelsey cafe in 2013, the Film Factory hopes to continue its reputation as a cultural hub where people can come to watch and speak about the variety of films that they have on offer.

Leigh Journal: Leigh Film Factory founders Paul and Elizabeth CostelloLeigh Film Factory founders Paul and Elizabeth Costello (Image: Leigh Film Factory)

Speaking previously to the Journal, Paul Costello, one of the founders of Leigh Film Factory, said: "Film crosses all the generations. It's a way to bring the community together and put on a great film for families, friends, children, and the socially isolated.

"We are an independent cinema so we can show whatever film people want to see, with the option to stay at the bar afterward and speak about what you just saw.

"The people of Leigh have funded this and made it happen [...] and we have had some fabulous feedback.

"It's all very exciting and we hope people keep finding us and keep enjoying what we're doing." 

For more information, visit their website here.