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BRENDA PROCTOR - A Tribute. Wed 22nd March 7.45pm Stoke Film Theatre March 16 2017

WE ARE NOT DEFEATED – A Tribute to BRENDA PROCTOR

A showing of the documentary produced by Brenda and the North Staffs Miners’ Wives Action Group in 1994, plus updates to the 2015 events commemorating the end of the Miners’ Strike of 1984/1985. Includes Brenda talking to a packed audience in the Kings Hall, Stoke in May 1984. 


ARNOLD BENNETT AT THE FRONT - WWI Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, April 1st February 04 2017

As part of the April 1st day CSI - The Science of the Great War at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Ray Johnson is presenting an illustrated talk Arnold Bennett at the Front - WWI at 2.00pm in the main auditorium.

In June 1915 Arnold Bennett spent three weeks touring the Western Front in France and Belgium and published his book "Over There" based on his experiences. Bennett's great powers of observation and detail proved an important insight into how the war was progressing, complementing in plain terms the propagandist reports of the press of the day.

In this special presentation Ray will relive the experiences of Bennett in a first person interpretation. Together with archive images and film this talk will illustrate a personal account of the Great War through the eyes of our acclaimed author.

All welcome.

Ray Johnson, Director, Staffordshire Film Archive

 

 

 


Free Screenings - Spring Season 2017 December 02 2016

STAFFORDSHIRE FILM ARCHIVE

FREE SCREENINGS AT THE FILM THEATRE, College Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2EF

WEDNESDAYS, 7.45pm. Bar open from 7.00pm. Ticket-free – No booking required. Free parking adjacent to Film Theatre - enter from College Road opposite Queen Anne Street.

Wed 22nd March       7.45pm

WE ARE NOT DEFEATED – A Tribute to BRENDA PROCTOR

A showing of the documentary produced by Brenda and the North Staffs Miners’ Wives Action Group in 1994, plus updates to the 2015 events commemorating the end of the Miners’ Strike of 1984/1985. Includes Brenda talking to a packed audience in the Kings Hall, Stoke in May 1984. 

Wed 29th March        7.45pm

ENGLISH ELECTRIC FILMS, Stafford - DIESEL ELECTRIC

New digitisations of films produced at Stafford: Diesel Electric – 1947 film of the development and building of the first diesel-electric passenger locomotive 10000, The Locomotive Builders – 1965 film of EE locomotives around the world. Plus The Driving Force – the change from steam to diesel electric explained – and short films.

Wed 5 April               7.45pm


Arnold Bennett 150th – DEAR MR PROHACK 
(1949)

Dear Mr. Prohack is a British comedy, starring Cecil Parker as Arthur Prohack, a civil servant who is extremely frugal with the government's money. When he is swept of his feet by a sudden and unexpected fortune he finds himself much less adept at handling his own newfound riches. Thornton Freeland adapts Arnold Bennett’s novel, Mr. Prohack, marking the debut of Denholm Elliot and featuring Glynis Johns and Dirk Bogarde.

Wed 12th April

Easter Break – No Screening

Wed 19th April

Easter Break – No Screening

Wed 26th April           7.45pm

STOKE CINE AND VIDEO SOCIETY – 2017

Movies of the Year. Stoke Cine & Video Society members present a selection of their recent work.