Film director to take part in Q&A at Station Cinema

The Station Cinema will host a live in-person Q&A with director Ben Davis about  his new documentary Wild Water, which is set in the West Yorkshire moors.

The event will take place on Sunday, April 21 at 5pm.

Gaddings Dam is a reservoir hidden in the West Yorkshire moors 780 feet above sea level, posing a steep 20-minute trek up a snaking footpath for those drawn to its beauty in all seasons.

Cast in a bleak yet romantic landscape steeped in the poetry and prose of Ted Hughes and the Brontës, it hosts England’s highest beach.

This strip of sand acts as a magnet to a vibrant community of swimmers, day-trippers, walkers, livestock, bikers and runners.

Hardened locals brave the wind, rain and snow to wild swim for escape, comradeship, to keep the black dog at bay or just for the sheer thrill and spiritual release. As the water envelops their body, all experience the same visceral hit, taking away everything except the moment; time stops, and the world is at peace.

Station Cinema general manager Dan Westgarth said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome director Ben Davis to share this fantastic and intimate look at a special community hidden away in Yorkshire.

“The film has been a hit on the festival circuit, and the chance to offer an exclusive Q&A in person here at the Station Cinema will allow our audience to gain an even more in-depth understanding of the community showcased in Wild Water, but also the film making process and the vision itself. Whether you are an avid cold-water swimmer yourself, a documentary fan, or just love the Yorkshire landscape we all hold dear around us, this is a must see.”

The film will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A with director Ben Davis.

You can book your tickets now via or by contacting the box office from 11 am daily on 01748 823062.

Alternative showings (without a Q&A) will also be available in April with dates to be confirmed.