A dive into the cold water swimming community at England’s highest beach

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What drives somebody to swim in a freezing reservoir, and what do they find on the other side? ‘Wild Water’ tracks the landscape and the people as they use the restorative powers of cold water to reconnect with their mental health, identity, nature and each other. Our film is a documentary with Yorkshire’s Gaddings Dam providing the backdrop to swimmers’ lives and the story of their community.

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A dive into the cold water swimming community at England’s highest beach

Wild Water has been screened all over the UK in over fifty cinemas, taking on a life of its own:

Hebden Bridge Picture House, The Ritz – Belper, The Savoy – Stockport, The Northern Light – Wirksworth, Horse + Bamboo – Rossendale, The Lighthouse – Poole, ARC – Stockton on Tees, Wetherby Cinema, Malvern Theatre, Ilkley Cinema, The Station – Richmond, The Savoy – Penzance, The Royal – St. Ives, The Phoenix – Falmouth, New Central -Torquay, Electric Palace – Hastings, Paradiso Cinema Club – Bovey Tracey, The Rex – Berkhamsted, Southsea Community Cinema, The Whitaker Gallery – Rossendale, Towner – Eastbourne, Millgate Arts Centre – Saddleworth, Keswick Alhambra, Broadway – Letchworth, Storyhouse – Chester, Cultplex – Manchester, Campbeltown Picture House, Highland Cinema – Fort William, Totnes Cinema, The Old Steadings – Isle of Tiree, The Silver Screen – Folkestone, The Light Cinema: Stockport, Addlestone, Banbury, Bradford, Bolton, Cambridge, New Brighton, Red Hill, Sheffield, Sittingbourne, Thetford, Walsall, Wisbech, Scott Cinema – Exmouth, Scott Cinema – Barnstaple, Zeffirellis – Ambleside, The Mowlem – Swanage, Magic Lantern – Tywyn, Crouch End Picture House, Sea Lanes – Brighton, Kinema in the Woods – Woodhall Spa, Hackney Picture House, Cambridge Arts Picture House, FACT – Liverpool Picture House, York Picture House, Chester Picture House, The Curzon – Cleveland, The Dukes – Lancaster, The Phoenix – Leicester, Cameo – Edinburgh Picture House, Green Man Festival, Pocklington Arts Centre, Halton Mill – Lancaster, Science & Media Museum – Bradford, Depot Cinema – Lewes …

If you are a member of a swimming group and would like to see the film at your local cinema, please get in touch.

Screenings & Events

YORK PICTURE HOUSE

18 JULY
1:30 pm

THE LIGHTHOUSE, POOLE

20 JULY
7:30 pm

CURZON CINEMA, CLEVEDON

21 JULY
4:15 pm

THE DUKES, LANCASTER

25 JULY
6:10 pm

THE DUKES, LANCASTER

01 AUGUST

THE PHOENIX, LEICESTER

05 AUGUST
6:30 pm

CAMEO, EDINBURGH PICTURE HOUSE

08 AUGUST

THE PHOENIX, LEICESTER

02 & 04 AUGUST

times tbc

SCIENCE & MEDIA MUSEUM, BRADFORD

07 & 08 AUGUST

times tbc

SCIENCE & MEDIA MUSEUM, BRADFORD

18 AUGUST

THE GREEN MAN FESTIVAL

27 AUG

POCKLINGTON ARTS CENTRE

10 SEPT

REX, BERKHAMSTED

11 OCTOBER

HALTON MILL, LANCASTER

THE SAVOY, Heaton Moor, Stockport

Q&A with Director & Producer