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The archive was founded and developed by Ray Johnson and is housed at Staffordshire University – forming one of the Special Collections. In addition to the original archive films collected, there are many hours of complementary video material generated by Ray to inform and enhance the period films – location filming, interviews, relevant visual materials and complete documentary video productions.

All SFA screenings are free of charge and start at 7.45pm unless otherwise stated.

Please note that seats cannot be reserved - arrive early to avoid disappointment.

For more details please visit the SFA website here.

Wednesday 22 March

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 an extract from the New Vic play Nice Girls about the NSMWAG and original 1984 strike footage in Stoke. 

Wednesday 29 March

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.

Dear Mr Prohack

Wednesday 5 April

DEAR MR PROHACK (U)

Arnold Bennett 150th

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.

UK (B/W), 1949, 88 mins

Wednesday 26 April

STOKE CINE AND VIDEO SOCIETY – 2017

Movies of the Year, our annual retrospective of films made by members of the Society over the past year.

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