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Free Screenings - Current Season 2019 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 5th June       7.45pm

D-DAY 75th ANNIVERSARY

A series of contemporary films from June 1944 relating to the build-up to this turning-point of WWII, the actual day and the subsequent advance through France. Special feature on the Staffordshire Yeomanry and their specific campaign at Sword Beach on D-Day itself - 6th June 1944. 

 

Wed 12th June       7.45pm

BOUND BY CLAY

Bound by Clay is a celebration of the critical role women have played and continue to play in the Pottery Industry. The innovators, the designers, the workers, the world leaders. This is a celebration of the heritage, the skills, the lives, the camaraderie and their brilliance. Produced by Inspired Film and Video in collaboration with the Women's Network - an extended version of the programme first shown on International Women's Day.

 

Wed 19th June       7.45pm

THE FILMS OF ALAN WILLIAMSON

Alan is a noted farmer at Endon, and has been filming since the 1950s, capturing farming with horses, steam lorries, traction engines - and community events in Endon since 1955.

Alan also took valuable colour film of steam trains between Stoke and Leek (the line was closed in 1956) and on into the Staffordshire Moorlands. All film sequences have been recently digitised and have personal commentaries by Alan himself.

 

Wed 26th June       7.45pm

WAITING FOR THE LAST TRAIN TO BUDAPEST

An update on the Hungarian project to adapt Richard Pekar's book "Last Train to Budapest" into a feature film. Featuring recent filming sessions in Blackpool - which hosted the refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of Hungary in 1956 - and locally, reports on activity in Budapest itself and a re-showing of the pilot film produced at the University to show the potential of a cinema dramatisation of this story of Richard's father in escaping his homeland to come to settle in Stoke-on-Trent.