This August, We Are Breathing

I_AM_BREATHING_Neil_PlattIn a change to our previously advertised programme*, this August we will now be screening the recently released I Am Breathing (2013), directed by Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon.

Released back in June to glowing reviews, I Am Breathing observes the last months of Neil Platts life who only 8 months earlier had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

“Knowing he only has a few months left to live, and while he still has the ability to speak, Neil puts together a letter and memory box for his baby son Oscar and communicates his experience and thoughts about life in a blog – and in this film which he was determined to make. The directness of his communication mingles with images of the sensory details of a life well lived, and makes us revalue the ordinary.” –

The film pulls no punches yet does not sensationalise Neil’s situation. It is an intimate and deeply moving portrait of a family man whose spirit grows stronger as his body grows weaker. It is one of the most honest films you’ll see all year.

It would appear it is also one of the most sought after too as we have received many requests for this film to be screened, more than any film we’ve shown in the past, and are therefore very excited to be able to bring I Am Breathing to The Palace Picturehouse in Armley Mills Indusrtial Museum this August. To date this is the only screening of the film planned in Leeds and therefore not one to be missed.


As well as our feature presentation of I Am Breathing we will be screening a selection of short form documentaries to kick off the evening.

Refreshments will also be available of arrival.

The screening takes place on Thursday 22nd of August from 7PM. Tickets are available to members now and will become available to the general public from Friday 2nd August.

*Apologies to those who had hoped to see Mike Figgis’ Timecode in August, however in order to be able to screen I Am Breathing we had to sacrifice an already planned screening and this was it. We will be screening the film at a later date so please check back for further details of that screening when they come. Thanks for your understanding.


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